Wild Life

The Evolution and Misadventures of a Naturalist

by Jackson Whitman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/9/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781698708485
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781698708461
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781698708478

About the Book

This book is a compendium of short stories and excerpts of personal journal entries from the life of Jack Whitman, a wildlife biologist who spent fifty years in some of the wildest places that remain on this earth. It is about his love of those places and the wild inhabitants with which he shared those lands. It is about a deep devotion towards understanding the ecology of predators and their prey, and with that knowledge, greater respect and better management of those natural resources. It is about his gratitude for living modestly and pushing life to the limits. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry.

About the Author

Jack Whitman was born and raised in the mountains of central Idaho. In 1981, he migrated north to Alaska, where he worked for nearly three decades as a wildlife biologist and pilot, specializing in large predator research and management. He lived and worked in the Copper River Basin of Southcentral Alaska, the vast Western Interior, and amongst the mist-shrouded islands of Southeast. In 1993 and 1994, he took a sabbatical from his duties in Alaska and worked on Siberian Tigers and Amur Leopards in the Russian Far East. In 2008, he and his wife retired from Alaska, and completed their migration back to the mountains of Idaho, where he is still employed as a wolf biologist. He has authored many technical manuscripts on a variety of wildlife subjects, as well as popular articles in various outlets. He has been a passionate hunter, trapper, fisher, and outdoorsman his entire life.