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Farley Mowat Never Cried Wolf

  • László Erdős


Canadian author Farley Mowat used his literary skills to promote conservation causes. In his most successful books ‘Never Cry Wolf’ and ‘A Whale for the Killing’ Mowat heavily criticised the slaughter of wolves and whales. Mowat was also interested in indigenous peoples and respected them because they were able to live in a certain kind of harmony with nature. He felt an especially strong kinship with the native peoples of the Canadian barrenlands. Farley Mowat was one of the leading authors in the conservation movement. Some of his works undoubtedly belong to the greatest masterpieces of the green literature.


Subjective non-fiction Wolf Whale Arctic region 

Worth Reading

  1. Mowat, F. (1976). Canada north now: The great betrayal. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.Google Scholar
  2. Mowat, F. (1987). Virunga: The passion of Dian Fossey. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.Google Scholar
  3. Mowat, F. (1991). Rescue the Earth! Conversations with the green crusaders. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.Google Scholar
  4. Mowat, F. (1993). Born naked. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.Google Scholar
  5. Mowat, F. (2001). Walking on the land. South Royalton: Steerforth Press.Google Scholar
  6. Mowat, F. (2003). High latitudes: An arctic journey. South Royalton: Steerforth Press.Google Scholar
  7. Mowat, F. (2005). People of the deer. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers.Google Scholar
  8. Mowat, F. (2009). Never cry wolf. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.Google Scholar
  9. Mowat, F. (2012a). A whale for the killing. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre.Google Scholar
  10. Mowat, F. (2012b). Sea of slaughter. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre.Google Scholar

Worth Watching

  1. Sea of Slaughter (1989)Google Scholar
  2. Ten Million Books: An Introduction to Farley Mowat (1981)Google Scholar
  3. Life and Times – The Life and Times of Farley Mowat (1997)Google Scholar
  4. Never Cry Wolf (1983)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • László Erdős
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  1. 1.MTA-DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group, DebrecenInstitute of Ecology and Botany MTA Centre for Ecological ResearchVácrátótHungary

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