The following list is a comprehensive compendium of books about or related to cougars or The Cougar Fund. Click on Learn More under each book to be taken to an online bookseller.
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Carnivores in Ecosystems: The Yellowstone Experience
Edited by Susan G. Clark, A. Peyton Curlee, Steven C. Minta, and Peter Kareiva | 2011-12-30This valuable book examines the current status, management, and conservation of carnivores in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, where these animals have not only been researched for almost forty years but have also been affected by pressures from growing human uses.
Phantoms of the Prairie: the Return of Cougars to the Midwest
John W. Laundré | 2012-04-19Drawing on his years of research on cougars, John W. Laundré offers an overview of what might be regarding the return of cougars to their ancestral prairie homeland.
Kids and Animals: Drawings from the Hands and Hearts of Children and Youth
Text by Marc Bekoff, foreword by Jane Goodall | 2011-02-02This online book features the drawings, writing, and activities of children and youth engaged in Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program.
Cougar Ecology and Conservation
Edited by Maurice Hornocker and Sharon Negri | 2012-07-09A powerful and practical resource for scientists, conservationists, and anyone with an interest in large carnivores.
Earle F. Layser | 2010-09-29A collection of 13 original multilayered stories, cougars being the subject of one of them.
Ghost Cats of the Tetons- Books 1, 2 and 3
Fox-Parrish, Jurin, and Schafer | 2010-04-27These children's books share the story of Mitzli, a female cougar, in her home on the National Elk Refuge of Jackson, Wyoming. In book one, A Cougar's Tale, Mitzli is about to give birth to three cubs; learn how she hunts elk and how she finds the place to give birth. In books two and three, Cub Start and New Horizons, find out how Mitzli teaches her cubs the lessons of survival in the mountains of Wyoming.
Listening To Cougar
Marc Bekoff and Cara Blessley Lowe, editors; Jane Goodall, foreword | 2007-12-17A compilation of essays about cougar experiences of all kinds written by Rick Bass, Marc Bekoff, Janay Brun, Julia B. Corbett, Deanna Dawn, J. Frank Dobie, Suzanne Duarte, Steve Edwards, Joan Fox, Gary Gildner, Wendy Keefover-Ring, Ted Kerasote, Christina Kohlruss, Barry Lopez, BK Loren, Cara Blessley Lowe, Steve Pavlik, David Stoner, and Linda Sweanor.
Spirit of the Rockies: The Mountain Lions of Jackson Hole
Cara Blessley Lowe, Author; Thomas D. Mangelsen, Photographer | 2000-01-01With over 40 colorul photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen complimented by the text of Cara Blessley Lowe, this book is the first photographic documentary of wild, free mountain lions. The images were captured during the winter of 1999 on the National Elk Refuge, near Grand Teton National Park.
Desert Puma: Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation of an Enduring Carnivore
Ken Logan & Linda Sweanor, Island Press 2001 | 2001-08-01This is a scholarly monograph that presents the results of a 10-year field study of the ecology of the desert puma in the Chihuahua Desert of New Mexico.
Shadow Cat: Encountering the American Mountain Lion
Susan Ewing and Elizabeth Grossman, Sasquatch Books, Seattle 1999 | 1999-04-12This compilation of essays introduce the cougar and the controversies that surround it. Divided into three parts, the collection covers natural history, eyewitness accounts (from biologists, hunters, and admirers), and the complex, sometimes nasty politics surrounding the animal.
Soul Among Lions - The Cougar as Peaceful Adversary
Harley Shaw, University of Arizona Press - Reprinted in 2000 | 2000-09-01A wildlife biologist brings you nose to nose with the elusive cougar, sharing dramatic stories culled from his years of studying mountain lions, separating fact from myth regarding their habits while raising serious questions about mankind's relationship with this commanding creature.
Reason For Hope: A Spiritual Journey
Jane Goodall and Phillip Berman | 1999-09-01In this poignant and insightful memoir, Jane Goodall explores her extraordinary life and personal spiritual odyssey, with observations as profound as the knowledge she has brought back from the forest.
Mountain Lion: An Unnatural History of Pumas and People
Chris Bologiano and Jerry Roberts | 2001-02-01This book traces the compelling history of mountain lions, focusing on its interactions with human beings throughout the years, offering a concise natural history of the mountain lion, a fascinating discussion of the mythological significance of the animal to Native Americans and early white settlers, and insight into the culture of lion hunting.
The Eastern Cougar: Historic Accounts, Scientific Investigation, and New Evidence
Chris Bologiano and Jerry Roberts, Stackpole Books, 2005 | 2005-08-10This was the first book to cover the history and current status of cougars. It investigates the controversial question of whether wild cougars still inhabit the eastern United States, collects written accounts from the settlers who first encountered the animals, and includes contributions from leading figures in the field.
The Cougar Almanac: A Complete Natural History of the Mountain Lion
Robert H. Busch | 2004-06-01A close-up look at one of the last great predators of North America.
Cougar Management Guidelines
Cougar Management Guidelines Working Group | 2005-01-01Thirteen cougar biologists and wildlife managers collaborated to assist wildlife agencies in dealing with the many challenges they face in managing this complex carnivore. This book represents provides essential information into what is known about cougar biology, the reliability of different cougar management methodologies, and strategies for dealing with cougar/human interactions.
Harold P. Danz | 1999-04-01A balanced presentation for conservationists, naturalists, environmentalists, hunters, and ranchers of the level of knowledge at the time regarding the cougar, including analysis of cougar/human interaction and documentation of cougar attacks on humans in North America.
Cougar: The American Lion
Kevin Hansen, author; Robert Redford, foreword; 1992 | 0000-00-00
Large Carnivores and Conservation of Biodiversity
Justina Ray, Kent Redford, Robert Steneck, and Joel Berger | 2005-04-01The first detailed, broad-scale examination of the empirical evidence regarding the role of large carnivores in biodiversity conservation in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems, this book contributes to a much more precise and global understanding of when, where, and whether protecting and restoring top predators will directly contribute to the conservation of biodiversity.
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