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A View from the Wolf's Eye
Carolyn Peterson's story of 37 summers spent on Isle Royale, a National Park wilderness in Lake Superior, as wife and assistant to reknown wolf/moose researcher Rolf Peterson.
Paperback, 102 pages
Published July 15th 2008 by Isle Royale Natural History Assoc.
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There were some parts that I very much enjoyed. I very much enjoyed learning more about the research and their personal experiences on the island. I also enjoyed some of the lovely quotes included in the book. Other parts, however, left me puzzled, wondering the why the author included that story. Sometimes it was as if she was hesitant (perhaps not confident enough) to link the stories - or maybe she didn't intend to link them, but they were similar enough that it left the reader wondering the ...more
Written by the wife of the renowned researcher who has studied the predator-prey population dynamics between wolf and moose on Isle Royale National Park for much of the past 50 years, this memoir teeters between being completely resonant and somewhat trite and packed with meaningless platitudes. I did love meeting the author and hearing her wolf-moose presentation during a recent trip to Isle Royale. I picked up a copy of her book on the boat ride to our backpacking starting point, and was so ta ...more
This brought tears to my eyes. Carolyn is the wife of Rolf Peterson who has headed up the wolf-moose study on Isle Royale for the past 37 years. She lived on the island, helped with the research,raised two boys and loved the island. This book is a remarkable story of adventure. It sparkles with wisdom Carolyn has aquired from years of love and devotion to her princables, nature and family. I particularly liked her prespective on life and death having studied the balance so rawly with the moose w ...more
Aug 10, 2007 Karen rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I met Candy Peterson and her husband at their home/study site on Isle Royale. They are kind and welcoming souls. While I could NOT imagine having infants at the site like she did, it would be an interesting and exciting place to raise children. The work they conduct along with the teams of volunters is interesting and they love sharing their knowledge. I have a few people with whom I plan to share this book. Her writing is straight forward, concise and often humerous view of life on th ...more