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Ecology of the Coyote in the Yellowstone: Fauna Series No. 4, 1940, Conservation Bulletin No. 4

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Ecology of the coyote in the Yellowstone.
Fauna series, no. 4
U.S. Dept. of the interior. Conservation bulletin, no. 4.
Bibliography: pages 148-149.
Paperback, 206 pages
Published 1940 by U.S. Government Printing Office
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Rossdavidh
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I had a few minutes to kill in between appointments, and stopped in at a used bookstore. There it was, $10 for a small book written in 1940, by I believe a Park Ranger. It was a view back in time, in many ways.

The first way is that the purpose of the study, was to determine whether or not it was a good idea to allow coyotes to prey on elk, deer, and other animals in the park. The basic idea that a healthy ecosystem is going to need some predators, or else you will have a population e
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The author's work is discussed by his nephew in this Ken Burns documentary film: The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009) episode 6: The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1519198/

Worldcat lists only 32 libraries with this book (but the University of Wisconsin library has it, and worldcat doesn't know it). https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ado...
https://search.library.wisc.edu/searc...
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