The Eastern Cougar

Author: Chris Bolgiano
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811732185
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The first book to cover the history and current status of the mysterious big cat Investigates the controversial question of whether wild cougars still inhabit the eastern United States Collects written accounts from the settlers who first encountered the animals and includes contributions from leading figures in the field When European settlers first reached the shores of North America, eastern cougars were plentiful, ranging up and down the coast of the present-day United States. By the beginning of the twentieth century, they had been almost entirely wiped out, victims of the same rapacity and ignorance that decimated wolf and bison numbers elsewhere in the country. Today, the continued existence of wild cougars remains hotly disputed, as do proposals to reintroduce cougars to the East. This groundbreaking anthology brings together accounts of early settlers and explorers, presents pro and con arguments on the wild cougar question, and examines the social and environmental implications of reintroduction. More than just a study of a single animal, this fascinating anthology probes America's troubled history with large predators and makes a vital contribution to the wildlife management debates of today.
The Eastern Cougar
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Chris Bolgiano, Jerry Roberts
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Stackpole Books

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The Quest For The Eastern Cougar
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Robert Tougias
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-26 - Publisher: iUniverse

Is There This Beast In Our Midst? What is it about cougars? Why does this phantom of the eastern woods stimulate such passion among so many people? For decades wildlife biologists have been telling us that they do not exist east of the Mississippi and yet each year there are
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Language: en
Pages: 31
Authors: Sylvia Funston
Categories: Endangered species
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

Explores how eastern cougars live and discusses their endangered status.
Cougar
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Maurice Hornocker, Sharon Negri
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The cougar is one of the most beautiful, enigmatic, and majestic animals in the Americas. Eliciting reverence for its grace and independent nature, it also triggers fear when it comes into contact with people, pets, and livestock or competes for hunters’ game. Mystery, myth, and misunderstanding surround this remarkable creature.
Canadian Endangered Species
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Darryl Stewart
Categories: Rare animals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974 - Publisher: Gage Pub.

A description and report on 80 species and subspecies of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians listed by Canadian Wildlife Service and the National Museum of Canada as rare and endangered.