R.D. Lawrence


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September 12, 1921

Died
November 27, 2003

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R.D. Lawrence was a Canadian naturalist and wildlife author. Born aboard ship in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Spain on September 12, 1921, he moved to Canada in 1954. RD Lawrence died of Alzheimer's on November 27, 2003 in Haliburton County, Ontario, Canada.

RD Lawrence's many books are published in 26 countries and 15 languages and take us to animal habitats far from humans; to the boreal forests of North America alive with puma, beaver, bear, timber wolves and eagles, to the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest where orcas thrive, and to the sharks of the Red Sea.
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The North Runner

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In Praise of Wolves

4.34 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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The White Puma

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Paddy

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Cry Wild: The Story of a Ca...

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The Ghost Walker

4.33 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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Secret Go the Wolves

4.49 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1980 — 6 editions
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The Zoo That Never Was

4.44 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1981 — 4 editions
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Trail of the Wolf

4.36 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1993 — 5 editions
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The Natural History of Canada

3.77 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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“Humans, particularly those influenced by the Judeo-Christian ethic, see themselves as rulers of the earth, an attitude stemming not from divine doctrines, but rather from human interpretation of them. Those governed by such erroneous tenets look upon animals as chattels, organisms that have been divinely created for human use and convenience. But domestic animals are the work of man. The wolf and all other wild beings are the work of nature; they are PURE WILD, gloriously so. This is why a wolf can never be owned; it cannot be mastered.”
R.D. Lawrence

“The real problem is that humans do not yet know enough about wolves, even though these animals have been intensively studied now for more than forty years. This means that there are no "wolf experts." Instead, there are some people who know a good deal about wolves, but there is no one person who knows ALL about them.”
R.D. Lawrence, In Praise of Wolves

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