Howling in the Woods – The History of the Forest and the Man Who Came Looking for the Grey Wolf

Reidar Müller

A predator, mythical and debated, is lurking
around in the Scandinavian woods.

At first the author just wants to get close to it. Then his search becomes an obsession.

The forests of folklore are the homes of strange, supernatural creatures. But worldly beasts have also aroused wonder and fear. None more so than the wolf. Reidar Müller, an otherwise sober naturalist, becomes deeply fascinated with this mysterious animal of prey. He learns from experienced woodsmen how to track the wolf, and is drawn ever deeper into the woods. Until he finds himself standing alone in the wilderness, howling to the Grey Wolf.

While searching for the wolf, the Author explores the history of the forest; its plants and animals, it’s evolution and myth, and how it has and hasn’t changed over millions of years.


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  • RussianCorpus
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Additional info

  • Skogens historie
  • 2018
  • Aschehoug Forlag
  • Popular science
  • 270 pages