Dreaming of Wolves: Adventures in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania

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Winner, National Indie Excellence 2011 Book Award® for Nature; Finalist, National Indie Excellence 2011 Book Award® for Adventure.

Part travelogue, part memoir, part natural and cultural history, “Dreaming of Wolves” presents a unique and thought-provoking story of adventure. Through a series of entertaining vignettes and informative essays, the author paints an extraordinary portrait of the lives of wolves, of the researchers who study them, and of the rural people with whom they have coexisted for centuries in a remote mountainous region of Eastern Europe – an exotic land that has remained largely untouched by modern trends and undiscovered by western travelers. Whether joining the narrator as he tracks wolves through the deep snows and dense forests of the Carpathian Mountains, or fends off belligerent shepherd dogs, or journeys through history to discover the real Dracula, the reader learns a remarkable amount of fascinating information about wolves, about the history and folklore of Romania, and about traditional rural life in the mountain villages of Transylvania. The story is written in an understated voice that is at once honest and humorous, deriving from events perceived with a keen and sensitive eye. The book presents several sub-themes – such as the benefits of conserving wilderness, the joy of discovering self through the pursuit of dreams, and an unusual perspective on the nature of time and consciousness – all of which are woven smoothly into the fabric of a well-told story. The narrative is enhanced with 32 pages of beautiful color photographs.

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Book Description Hancock House Publishers Ltd ,Canada. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Dreaming of Wolves: Adventures in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, Alan E. Sparks, Part travelogue, part memoir, part exposition of natural and cultural history, "Dreaming of Wolves" presents a unique and colourful story of adventure. Through a series of entertaining vignettes, the author paints an intimate and intricate picture of nature and life as it occurs in a fascinating part of Europe that has remained largely untouched by modern trends and undiscovered by western travellers, at least until recently. Whether joining the narrator as he tracks wolves in the forests of the Carpathian Mountains, or battles antagonistic shepherd dogs, or sits on the floor of a cave contemplating time and consciousness, or makes a journey through history to discover the real Dracula, as one reads "Dreaming of Wolves" one absorbs, almost without realising it, a remarkable amount of factual information about wolves, about traditional and rural life in Romania, about the history of Romania, about animal behaviour, and even about physics. Written in an understated style, the story is related with an honesty and a subtle sense of humour that derives from events perceived by a keen and sensitive eye. The book presents several sub-themes - such as, the importance of conserving wilderness, the value of discovering self through uncovering and pursuing one's dreams, the nature of time and consciousness - all of which are woven smoothly into the fabric of a well-told story. The author's beautiful colour photographs of the people, animals and locales enhance the narrative and help the reader to understand the cultural and historical perspectives that influence life in Romania today. Bookseller Inventory # B9780888396631

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