A Wolf Called Romeo

A Wolf Called Romeo A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau Alaska living on the edges of their community engaging in an improb

  • Title: A Wolf Called Romeo
  • Author: Nick Jans
  • ISBN: 9780753540886
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe inspiring inter species dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus.At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between caution and curiosity But as Romeo begA Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe inspiring inter species dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus.At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between caution and curiosity But as Romeo began to tag along with cross country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near author Nick Jans and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them For Nick it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could.Written with a deft hand and a searching heart, A Wolf Called Romeo is an unforgettable tale of a creature who defied nature and thus gave humans a chance to understand it a little .

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    1. I may be biased because I was able to play on the lake with my dog Rusty and the enigmatic Wolf Called Romeo. Nick Jan's wrote an authentic account of a time in Juneau that really did bring people together. After finishing this book I got to thinking how Nick Jans has immortalized a bit of nature history and has written such a descriptive account of this time, that even if you didn't live in Juneau during this time, you could experience the magic. I miss Romeo!

    2. A profoundly moving and enlightening book about a wolf that appeared out of the woods one day to accompany the author on his daily ski near Juneau, Alaska. Soon it was evident that this wolf, with no mate or pack of his own, enjoyed the company of several other locals, and particularly liked to play with their pet dogs. The town was soon divided into those who thought the only good wolf was a dead wolf, and those who felt touched and inspired by being allowed to share the company of a wild anima [...]

    3. A Wolf Called Romeo tells the one-of-a-kind story of a lone black wolf - a wild wolf - who became a fixture in Juneau, AK over the course of several years. During the time that Romeo spent near the Mendenhall glacier many of the people there, and their dogs, witnessed a wild wolf who was non-threatening to humans and seemed to relish the opportunity to play with the local dogs, something he did daily as townsfolk came to witness this "friendly" wolf. Jans tells the story in an almost conversatio [...]

    4. A Wolf Called Romeo, is an emotional roller-coaster. Up, when author Nick Jans is interacting with the wolf or discussing others who formed a tight relationship, and down when the scientific and legal interludes cool his fine narrative. There are comfortable level portions that are informative, and allow a reader to rest his heart rate until it comes back to walking, talking, and interacting with the wolf called Romeo. In Alaska we often get opportunities to interact with wild creatures, but thi [...]

    5. Who's Afraid of Alaska Woolf?Nick Jans was a hunter and a wilderness guide who hunted alongside Native Alaskan tribes, but he lost his bloodlust and traded his knife and rifle in for a pen and a camera. Living in Juneau, with a glacier practically thawing in his backyard he and his dogs encountered the wolf that would come to be known as Romeo. He was a lone wolf, not a member of a wolf pack. Still, he seemed to be not only surviving on his own, but healthy and thriving. Only one piece was missi [...]

    6. I thought this book was a nice story of a remarkable animal, who lived a great life that ended too soon. I am also happy that Romeo's story is out there for everyone to hear. However, It's tragic that his killers did what they did and got away with it. Being a lawyer (jd cadidate as of this writing) it is sad someone didn't step in as an advocate for the wolf and use back channels like Romeo's killer's lawyer did. I wish they could still do something, but at least its consolation that both of th [...]

    7. This was one of the best books about interacting with nonhuman animals that I've read. The narrative of Juneau's relationship with Romeo was seamlessly interwoven with information about wolf biology and behavior that provided context and depth. Some of his writing is poetry reminiscent of Norman Maclean: "As a sentient, intelligent being, [Romeo] made a choice to live where he did, and to interact with us and our dogs -- not only on his own social terms, but through an adaptive understanding of [...]

    8. A surprisingly good book; surprising because it’s titled A Wolf Called Romeo and it’s written in an initially offputtingly breezy style. But it’s loaded with facts about wolves that quite accurately sum up a lot of the science that I recently learned while writing my own book which has a long consideration of wolves (Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel). For 6 years in the early 2000s, a wild wolf cavorted with humans and their dogs just outside Juneau, Alaska. As you'd expect--or ma [...]

    9. A touching and very nicely written work about the precarious life of a wolf that made Juneau its home, and also a well done portrait of that Alaskan town, the balance between what is wild and what is not and how that relates to our place in the whole scheme of things. A book I would highly recommend.

    10. I feel like I should have liked this book a lot more than I did. Clearly, lots of other people loved it. But it didn't click for me, and the problem may have been with the writing and the pacing. The story--of a wolf that frequents an Alaskan community and makes friends with some of the dogs there--is amazing. But the telling of it left me wanting more. There wasn't much meat to it, and the author got in his own way a lot of the time. I wanted a lot more showing and way less telling. The story t [...]

    11. In the winter of 2003 Nick Jans encountered a lone wolf near his Juneau, Alaska home. Having seen wolves in the wild before, but only rarely he is amazed at how much this wolf seems to seek out human and canine attention. Over the next few years Romeo, as the wolf becomes known locally, interacts with dozens of humans and dogs - always seeking the interaction himself. Within a few years though there are a faction of local residents who are not happy about a wolf hanging around so much. There is [...]

    12. I have to make this review short as I am so angry. This is a beautiful story of a most precious black beauty wolf that had a wonderful bond with humans dogs. He frolicked and played with them and went on walks with them and their humans. He was loved by many with exceptions of those few wolf hating jerks around. I would loved to have seen him. I was touched by the woman with cancer who's family would bring her out to see him. She loved her time seeing him. I have a great love for Harry and his d [...]

    13. I can't say enough good about this book. I can barely write about it without blubbering. It's a magical, transformative tale based on a rare occurrence of a wild wolf living in and among the people and dogs in Juneau, AK and how he befriended and was befriended by those same people. If you enjoy wildlife this is the book to buy. LOVED IT!!!

    14. Heartwarming story, made me a little emotional. Its a good read even though memoir books are not my style, for once in a while a change of flavour is okay.

    15. If this book was fiction I would not have believed it. A wild wolf being social to people and dogs for years! Nick Jans did a wonderful job of telling the story and including facts about wolves and other wildlife. Parts were tough to read but I thoroughly enjoyed this true story.

    16. This is one of those exemplary stories where it doesn't matter how many individuals respectful of nature there are. It takes just one or, as in this case, two sick people to spoil something wonderful. This is a very sad and, at the same time, very inspiring real story.

    17. The unlikely true story of a black wolf who adopted the dogs (and in some ways, the humans) of Juneau, Alaska, making them part of his pack. Wolves create a visceral reaction in people. There are generally two reactions - awe and love and an utter loathing. When a black wolf showed up on the frozen Mendenhall Lake in December, 2003, Nick Jans was nothing short of surprised. Wolves rarely showed up that close to town - literally right outside his back door. But what happened afterward seemed like [...]

    18. To w ogóle nie jest historia sprzed dziesięciu lat o wilku z Alaski. To historia o Polsce 2017, o wycince puszczy, zachowaniach polityków, ochronie przyrody, reakcjach ludzi na zwierzęta w ogóle. Bardzo gorzka.- Co jest z nami nie tak? [] Co, do cholery, jest nie tak z nami wszystkimi, że tylko tam siedzieliśmy i nic nie mówiliśmy? Mogliśmy się wszyscy zerwać i zacząć krzyczeć: "Ty draniu! Ty parszywy morderco". Wszyscy razem. Mieliśmy szansę. Miałam jedyną szansę, żeby powi [...]

    19. Nick Jans does a great job of presenting facts about wolves and how misguided it is to have an anti-wolf mentality, and he does it in such a way that is rational and well thought out rather than in your face and sensationalized. His more philosophical thoughts on wildlife and wolves are well presented and thought provoking. The final fate of Romeo is an upsetting read, but the last few pages where Jans talks of all the positive ways that Romeo affected his life, and the lives of many Juneauites, [...]

    20. The story of the wolf and the community is magical and touching yet i could not shake off the feeling, throughout the whole book,of humans feeling superior to other species (nothing new here)wilderness,Alaska,magic happened and thenwelln happened and that's all i got to saydisappointed with people who feel like they can decide about the fate of any animal,disappointed with those sadistic killers and disappointed with the justice system (againwelcome to real world)but the author as well as the co [...]

    21. I sure wish that there had been color photographs of Romeo in the book! So glad that I can look up online and pictures and videos! What a truly life-altering experience some were able to have with this wolf!

    22. A Compelling Book That Will Stay In Your Head And Heart Long After Finishing It! Nick Jans does an excellent job in telling the true story (at least from his perspective) of his six-year friendship with a wild, yet gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska.Rather then reinvent the wheel, so to speak, in describing what A Wolf Called Romeo is about, I'll just extract parts from the jacket cover which should tell you what you need to know in deciding if this book will be of inter [...]

    23. This is one of the greatest books that I've read. It shows wolf-human connection from different perspecties. There is an emotional point of view, scientific point of view, "nature" point of view. The book shows how strong is our influence on nature and how nature itself can affect our lives.All the research that author has done makes this book even more important and reliable.This book made me realize how we humans think too much about ourselves and how hard we want to rule the nature, while we [...]

    24. First of all please note that I am rather selective on my star-rating system. That being saidI enjoyed this book and the odd encounter with nature that the people of Juneau had for a few years. Interesting to note that the author's acknowledgment that the system took care of itself in the final part of the Romeo story but overall I WOULD recommend this book. Each chapter seems to be laid out like a high-school essay. An intro, three paragraphs explaining why then a muddy line crossed to explain [...]

    25. I almost didn't read this book, afraid that it would end badly for the wolf. It was at times an emotional read, but I am glad I finished. A Wolf Called Romeo is a beautifully written love story of a city (Juneau, Alaska) and the mysterious, charismatic black wolf that lives on its fringes. Jans, an ex-wolfhunter, finds himself utterly taken in by the lone wolf, who claims as his territory the mountainous terrain immediately behind Jans' new home. Little by little, the wolf befriends the dogs of [...]

    26. This is the story of a large black wolf that made friends with many dogs and several of their owners, captivating people in Juneau, Alaska from his first public appearance in 2003 to his death in 2009. It's also a story of the conflict between people who want to protect wildlife and those who think the only good wolf is a dead one. The author obviously is very enamored with wolves and thinks they get a bad rap in fairy tales and otherwise.I think anyone who has an interest in animal behavior or [...]

    27. A phenomenal book, one that should be read by anyone hoping to learn more about wolves and the politics surrounding them and their existence among us and on the outskirts of our lives. Jans does a great job presenting Romeo's story; his account is balanced whether he's discussing something nice or bad. He's able to see both sides even though he's pro-wolf all the way. It's not possible to read this book without being drawn into the world of the wolf Romeo. It's also not possible to read all the [...]

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