The Last Wolf
Explores the place of the wolf in Scotland, past, present and future, and challenges many of the myths regarded for centuries as biological fact. The author questions much of the written evidence on the plight of the wolf and considers the wolf in today's world, an examination that ranges from Highland Scotland to Devon, North America, Norway and Italy. Within the narrative, Crumley also examines the extraordinary phenomenon of wolf reintroductions physically transforming the landscapes in which they live so that even the very colours of the land change under the influence of teeming grasses, flowers, trees, butterflies, birds, and mammals that flourish in their company. Crumley makes the case for their reintroduction into Scotland with all the passion and poetic fervour that has become the hallmark of his writing over the years. This is an elegant, erudite and imaginative account that readdresses the place of the wolf in modern Scotland.