L. David Mech "Dave"

Books

Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

WolvesMech, L. D., and L. Boitani (Editors). 2003. Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. University of Chicago Press. 428 pp. www.wolf.org/wolves/shop/shop.asp?cat_id=5&prod_id=250 and www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/15816.ctl

Wildlife Publication Award, Outstanding Edited-Book Category. 2004. The Wildlife Society. This is a comprehensive, reference book with 50 colored photos and over 2,000 references.


The Wolves of Minnesota: Howl in the Heartland

The Wolves of MinnesotaMech, L. D. (Editor). 2000. The Wolves of Minnesota: Howl in the Heartland. Voyageur Press, Stillwater, MN. 127 pp. www.wolf.org/wolves/shop/shop.asp?cat_id=5&prod_id=255 and www.voyageurpress.com/Store/Product_Details.aspx?ProductID=32058

A general book for the public about wolves and prey in Minnesota, emphasizing findings of a long-term study in northeastern Minnesota's Superior National Forest.


The Wolves of Denali

The Wolves of DenaliMech, L. D., L. G. Adams. T. J. Meier, J. W. Burch, and B. W. Dale. 1998. The Wolves of Denali. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. 227 pp. www.upress.umn.edu/Books/M/mech_wolves.html

Covers wolf and prey research in Denali National Park 1986-1995 and provides more general discussion of selected topics such as home range determination, dispersal, and culling of inferior prey.


The Arctic Wolf: Ten Years With the Pack

The Arctic WolfA Sarki Farkas Mech, L. D. 1997. The Arctic Wolf: Ten Years With the Pack. Voyageur Press, Stillwater, MN. 144 pp. (English, Hungarian, and Czech)

Honorable Mention, National Outdoor Book Awards, 1998. This book contains the same text and many of the same photos as The Arctic Wolf: Living with the Pack (below) but substitutes many new photos for those in the earlier book and updates the material through 1997. For further updates, see www.arctic.noaa.gov/gallery_wolf.html.


Wolves of the High Arctic

Wolves of the High ArcticMech, L. D. 1992. Wolves of the High Arctic. Voyageur Press, Stillwater, MN. 128 pp.

Primarily a photo book with basic information about arctic wolves given through an interview with the author. Out of print but sometimes available from Amazon.com.


The Way of the Wolf

The Way of the WolfMech, L. D. 1991. The Way of the Wolf. Voyageur Press, Stillwater, MN. 120 pp. (English and German) www.voyageurpress.com/Store/Product_Details.aspx?ProductID=32045

This book updates information about wolves through about 1994 for a more general readership than The Wolf: The Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species or Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation.


The Arctic Wolf: Living With the Pack

The Arctic WolfLe Loup BlancDer Weisse WolfIl Lupo Artico
Mech, L. D. 1988. The Arctic Wolf: Living With the Pack. Voyageur Press, Stillwater, MN 128 pp. (English, French, German, Italian)

Best book by Minnesota author, 1989 Book Arts Category, Minnesota Festival of the Book. Out of print but sometimes available from Amazon.com. Same text as in The Arctic Wolf: Ten Years with the Pack but latter book (below) includes a short updating through 1997 and some new photos. For latest update, see www.arctic.noaa.gov/essay_mech.html.


A Handbook of Animal Radio-Tracking

A Handbook of Animal Radio-TrackingMech, L. D. 1983. A Handbook of Animal Radio-Tracking. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. 108 pp.

http://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Animal-Radio-Tracking-David-Mech/dp/0816612218

The Wolf: The Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species

The WolfThe WolfMech, L. D. 1970. The Wolf: The Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species. Natural History Press (Doubleday Publishing Co., N.Y.) 389 pp. (Reprinted in paperback by University of Minnesota Press, May 1981). www.upress.umn.edu/Books/M/mech_wolf.html

Originally published in 1970, the book was reprinted in 1981 in soft cover and with a new Preface. It won the Best Terrestrial Wildlife Publications Award by the Wildlife Society in 1972 and the Best Wildlife Book Award by the Symposium on Threatened and Endangered Wildlife in 1974. Although still in print, the book is out of date on several important subjects. It has been superseded by The Way of the Wolf and Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation.


The Wolves of Isle Royale

The Wolves of Isle RoyaleThe Wolves of Isle RoyaleMech, L. D. 1966. The Wolves of Isle Royale. National Parks Fauna Series No. 7. U.S. Government Printing Office. 210 pp. (Reprinted 2002. University of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii)