During three seasons in British Columbia's Selkirk Mountains, RD Lawrence observed (and was observed by) a puma in its remote natural habitat. His endearing story describes the special relationship between man and wild animal, and of his own survival alone in a perilous and unforgiving wilderness. But foremost, The Ghost Walker is a story of a patient and dedicated pursuitDuring three seasons in British Columbia's Selkirk Mountains, RD Lawrence observed (and was observed by) a puma in its remote natural habitat. His endearing story describes the special relationship between man and wild animal, and of his own survival alone in a perilous and unforgiving wilderness. But foremost, The Ghost Walker is a story of a patient and dedicated pursuit to understand the elusive puma and its place in the environment. ...
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The Ghost Walker Reviews
The author's intriguing adventures and fascination of the wild certainly have me enticed. Onto more of RD Lawrence's awesome adventures!!
Written in the 1970s, Lawrence is a Canadian who went into a remote wilderness of B.C. for an entire winter. He scoped out by plane first where he might find cougars living, then went in and set up camp. A remarkable journey and fascinating page-turner. If every word is true, Lawrence saw things about cougars that few, even today's researchers with GPS, have witnessed. Highly recommended
This was another book I listened to on tape. The author is a naturalist with a particular fondness for pumas. The book gives back-ground on the author's beginning interest in a puma at the London Zoo, then tells of his year of living among the puma in western Canada. He never went armed on his adventures into puma territory, because he felt if he knew he had that advantage over the puma, he would not be careful and sensitive to their lifestyle and could not relate as a friend to them. This book reminded me that I think I like animals, but perhaps not so much. I certainly would not spend a winter tracking them through the snow. Also, these people have more patience than fisher- men, just waiting, then waiting some more for the animal to make an appearance. It was a well-written book about an animal/man adventure. BUT I wouldn't even trust Shamu.
In search of a mountain lion observe, the author winters alone in the Selkirk range of British Columbia. Here he studies and forms a bond with a large male cougar. The writing feels very authentic and focused. It's just this guy on the ground tracking and comprehensively detailing the wildlife and the ecosystem. While self-critical, the author doesn't feel the need to comment on conservation as a whole. His relationship with the cougar and his genuine passion for wildlife provides a special insight into mans relationship with nature. Highly recommend.
An excellent close-up view of the life of a cougar. Lawrence even follows a particular cougar around at night and observes his stalks. Many of the best stalks end up duds, but one deer can provide food for a week. Here you get a story and not a bunch of cold observations with tables and graphs and jargon!
Another great one by R.D Lawrence.