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WINTER: AN ECOLOGICAL HANDBOOK
OUT-OF-PRINT; REPRINTING IS IN PROGRESS


by Jim Halfpenny, PhD & Roy Ozanne, MD.
Everything you`ve ever wanted to know about winter, snow, plants, and animals during the winter. Energy costs of winter are examined. Includes sound advice on avoiding winter hazards; clothing for warmth; shelters in the snow; and winter camping techniques.

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TRACKING WOLVES: THE BASICS

Find Wolves by tracks, urine, scat, and carcasses!

Written by Jim Halfpenny and Tracy Furman


The essential guide to understanding wolf footprints, trails, and their other signs in North America. Includes brief overview of life history for interpreting when and how trails were made. Descriptive information and measurements allow for determining age and gender from footprints. Explains the use of scent posts, scat and carcasses as clues to wolf presence.

Comaprative information is provided for domestic dogs, coyotes, bobcats, cougars, and bears. A detailed discussion covers differentiation of wolf sign from that of other canids.
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A FIELD GUIDE TO MAMMAL TRACKING IN NORTH AMERICA
by Jim Halfpenny.

TEMPORARILY OUT OF PRINT
NOT FOR SALE


Explains clues, measurements, gaits, trail patterns, and changes in patterns. Drawings are presented as exercises to hone your skills in trail interpretation. Color photographs cover identification and content analysis of scat. "... consider(ed) the best text of its kind ever published." NEW YORK TIMES
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TRACK PLATES FOR MAMMALS

A How To Manual & Aid To Footprint Identification

Written by Jim Halfpenny, Meghan Walla-Murphy, Elizabeth Rogers, and David Tiller

Power to the Tracker! Now you can get tracks anywhere!

Track Plates are ingenious devices which allow tracker's to obtain footprints of elusive mammals. Plates may be used in places where natural substrates do not allow tracking such as inside buildings or on hard ground.

Each plate has a coating which sticks to an animal's foot until it walks across a piece of sticky paper and leaves footprints behind. Footprints are then preserved with clear contact paper in a "track sandwich." The sandwich may be copied on a photocopier or digitized for archieving. Measurements may be made on the track sandwich.

Track plates allow you to explore the hidden world of what lurks when you are not looking. Plates are used by professional ecologist to find rare and endangered species by non-invasive censusing.
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BEAST IN THE GARDEN
by David Baron

Mountain Lions eat people, don't they?! Yes, and this is the story of Jim Halfpenny and Michael Sander's research into human/lion confrontations along the Front Range of Colorado. David wove together the complex story of the rise of the cougar population with its inevitable crash "teeth-first" into the exploding throng of people around Boulder, Colorado. At the core of the story, Jim and Michael, whose research showed the increase in human/lion encounters, cougar habituation, the struggle of agencies to manage a dangerous situation, and lions attacking people. Few understand cougars and cougar interactions as Jim and Michael do and this is their story.

Please let me know to whom to autograph your book.
Paperback copy.

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BARE FEET, WET SOCKS: WRITING ABOUT WINTER.
OUT-OF-PRINT; NO LONGER FOR SALE

Edited by Ann Zwinger and James Halfpenny.

Isolate 14 writers in the heart of Yellowstone's winter and delightful essays spring forth. "Bare Feet" is the result of a class taught by Ann and Jim at the Yellowstone Institute during the snowy month of January. Read the essays, meet the authors. Learn the secret of Bare feet and what Jim has to say about the "Sound of Snowflakes." Other essays include "Reading the Snow" by Wil Loy, "Friend or Foe" by Joe McCarty, "Red Beauty" by Susan Mills, "The World in White" by Jo Suderman, and "Bare Toes and Dreams of Glory" by Ann Zwinger. 46pp.
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DISCOVERING YELLOWSTONE WOLVES
Finally available again. Now reprinted.
First Edition of 5000 sold out immediately

by Jim Halfpenny and Diann Thompson.

This is the first book written about wolf restoration. It is a must-have, historical glimpse at the first wolves to arrive in Yellowstone. Contains information about and pictures of original wolves plus their pack history in Canada. Details the first year and a half with pack composition charts for 1995 and 1996. Text explains wolf family origin and evolution, biology, ecology, and management. Maps show ranges through May 1996.

A portion of sales are donated to the Wolf Restoration Project.
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CHARTING YELLOWSTONE WOLVES

H O T.....O F F.....T H E.....P R E S S

Written by noted naturalist, Dr. James C. Halfpenny.


Charting Yellowstone wolves is the pictoral record of the greatest wildlife management experiment of the 20th century, Wolf Restoration to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Contained here is the complete collection of all annual laminated wolf charts produced since the beginning. Now you can trace the genealogy of your favorite wolves and packs with your own complete permanent record of all 46 charts. Also included are detailed records of the founders and their fates. Supplemental materials include range maps for the Ecosystem through 2011.

A portion of sales are donated to the Wolf Restoration Project.

To have your book(s) personalized, please email us at trackdoctor@tracknature.com. Give us a first name of the person(s) receiving the book and Jim will personalize it.
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YELLOWSTONE WOLVES IN THE WILD
Written by noted naturalist, Dr. James C. Halfpenny

The definitive story of what we have learned from the restoration of wolves to the Yellowstone Ecosystem. Chapters include: 1) Knowing the Wolves, 2) Territorial imperative, 3) Hunting and predation, 4) Reproduction and growth, 5) Behavior within the pack, 6) Ecology, 7) Watching wolves

Copiously illustrated with spectacular photos. Get the big picture of restoration!

A portion of sales are donated to the Wolf Restoration Project.

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YELLOWSTONE BEARS IN THE WILD
Written by noted naturalist, Dr. James C. Halfpenny.

Yellowstone Bears in the Wild is a comprehensive portrait of grizzly bears and black bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It features new scientific research including cutting-edge discoveries about bear biology and ecology. The information is skillfully enhanced with amazing personal stories from bear biologists, park rangers, and bear watchers, and from Dr. Halfpenny’s own experiences.

Fascinating subjects include descriptions of bear sizes, bear play, curiosity, raising cubs, wolves and bears, predation and scavenging, denning and hibernation, and eating moths and worms. There are explanations of “bear art,” a bear’s “personal space,” and bear “thinking.” The book also describes how bears are responding to critical ecological changes taking place in Yellowstone. Remarkable photographs by Michael H. Francis, a renowned wildlife photographer, vividly illustrate bear behavior and biology.

Companion book to Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild (below).

Yellowstone Bears in the Wild is a soft cover edition.
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Yellowstone Bears in the Wild
Written by noted naturalist, Dr. James C. Halfpenny. Yellowstone Bears in the Wild is a comprehensive portrait of grizzly bears and black bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It features new scientific research including cutting-edge discoveries about bear biology and ecology. The information is skillfully enhanced with amazing personal stories from bear biologists, park rangers, and bear watchers, and from Dr. Halfpenny’s own experiences.
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