Here you will find bibliographies from research that went into The Unreliable Bestiary’s TIGER (ongoing), BEAR, WOLF, and ELEPHANT performances.


Adiga, Aravind. The White Tiger. London: Atlantic Books, 2008.

Childs, Craig. The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild. New York/Boston/London: Back Bay Books, 1997.

Ghosh, Amitav. The Hungry Tide. Boston/New York: Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2005.

Green, Susie. Tiger. London: Reaktion Books, 2006.

Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding Sweetgrass. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2013.

Kolbert, Elizabeth. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. New York: Picador, 2014.

Mills, J.A.  Blood of the Tiger: A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species. Boston: Beacon Press, 2015.

Montgomery, Sy.  Spell of the Tiger: The Man-Eaters of Sundarbans. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

Powers, Richard. The Overstory. London: William Heinemann, 2018.

Quammen, David. Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind. New York: Norton and Company, 2003.

Stoll, Steven. Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2017.

Vance, J.D.  Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crises. New York: Harper Collins, 2016

Ward, Jesmyn. Salvage the Bones. New York/London: Bloomsbury, 2011.

Wilkerson, Isabel. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. New York: Vintage Books, 2011.

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Abrams, David. The Spell of the Sensuous. New York: Vintage Books, 1996.

Bass, Rick. The Lost Grizzlies: A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995.

Bieder, Robert E. Bear. London: Reaktion Books, 2005.

Brown, Gary. The Great Bear Almanac. New York: Lyons Press, 1993.

Camus, Albert. The Stranger. New York: Vintage Books, 1942.

Caras, Roger. Monarch of Deadman Bay: The Life and Death of a Kodiak Bear. Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1969.

Carver, Raymond. Where I’m Calling From. New York: Vintage Contemporaries, 1989.

Diamond, Jared. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Penguin Books, 2011.

Durner, George M.; Amstrup, Steven C.; Fishbach, Anthony S. “Habitat Characteristics of Polar Bear Terrestrial Maternal Den Sites in Northern Alaska,” Arctic, Vol. 56, No. 1 (Mar 2003), p. 55-62.

Feazel, Charles. White Bear: Encounters With the Master of the Arctic Ice. New York: H. Holt, 1990.

Frazer, Sir James George. The Golden Bough. New York: Collier Books, 1922.

Guerra, Ciro. Embrace of the Serpent (film). Colombia, 2015.

Hallowell, A. Irving. “Bear Ceremonialism in the Northern Hemisphere,” American Anthropologist, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan-Mar 1926), p. 1-175.

Hine, Dougald; Kingsnorth, Paul. Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto. United Kingdom, Dark Mountain Project, 2009/2014.

Justice, Daniel Heath. Badger. London: Reaktion Books, 2015.

Lopez, Barry. Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape. New York: Bantam Books, 1986.

Matthiessen, Peter. At Play in the Fields of the Lord. New York: Random House, 1965.

Messier, Francois. “Malcolm Alexander Ramsay (1949-2000),” Arctic, Vol. 53, No. 3 (Sept. 2000), p. 332-333

Starhawk. The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess. HarperSanFranciso, 1979/1989.

McMillion, Scott. Mark of the Grizzly. Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press, 1998/2012.

Nixon, Rob. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2011.

Ormond, Clyde. Bear! Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The Stackpole Company, 1961.

Paglen, Trevor. I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems From the Pentagon’s Black World. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House Publishing, 2008.

Peacock, Doug. Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1996.

Rockwell, David. Giving Voice to Bear: North American Indian Myths, Rituals, and Images of the Bear. Niwot, Colorado: Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1991.

Sanders, Barry; Shepard, Paul. The Sacred Paw: The Bear in Nature, Myth, and Literature. New York: Viking Penguin, 1985.

Seton, Ernest Thompson. The Biography of a Grizzly. New York: Grosset and Dunlap Publishers, 1899.

Smith, Richard P. Hunting Trophy Black Bear. Minneapolis, Minnesota: North America Hunting Club, 1990.

Stone, Christopher D. Should Trees Have Standing? Towards Legal Rights for Natural Objects. Los Altos, California: W. Kaufmann, 1974.

Vargas Llosa, Mario. The Storyteller. New York: Picador, 1989.

Williams, Joy. The Visiting Privilege. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

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Askins, Renee. Shadow Mountain: A Memoir of Wolves, A Woman, and The Wild. New York: Anchor Books, 2002.

Barr, Nevada. Winter Study. New York: Berkley Books, 2008.

Bass, Rick. Brown Dog of the Yaak: Essays On Art and Activisim. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 1999.

Bass, Rick. The Ninemile Wolves. Livingston, MT: Clark City Press, 1992.

Caras, Roger. The Custer Wolf: Biography of an American Renegade. Boston & Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1966.

Childs, Craig. The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2007.

Gesell, Arnold. Wolf Child and Human Child: Being A Narrative Interpretation of the Life History of Kamala, the Wolf Girl. New York, London: Harper, 1941.

Grandin, Temple. Animals In Translation. New York: Scribner, 2005.

Hesse, Hermann. Steppenwolf. New York: Picador, 1927.

Labor, Earle (editor). The Portable Jack London. New York, London: Penguin Books, 1994.

Lopez, Barry. Of Wolves and Men. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1978.

Martin, George R.R. A Song of Ice and Fire. … dude – direwolves!, ongoing.

Martin, Mark (editor). I’m With The Bears: Short Stories From a Damaged Planet. New York, London: Verso, 2011.

Marvin, Gary. Wolf. London: Reaktion Books, 2012.

McCarthy, Cormac. The Crossing. New York: Vintage International, 1994.

Mech, L. David and Boitani, Luigi. Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Nie, Martin. Beyond Wolves: The Politics of Wolf Recovery and Management. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

Pinkola Estes, Clarissa. Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. New York: Ballantine Books, 1992.

Preston Eckels, Richard. Greek Wolf-Lore: A Dissertation. Philadelphia, 1937.

Robisch, S.K. Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature. Reno & Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2009.

Ross, Don (designer); Speedy, Gerald (writer). WOLF Cub Scout Book. New York: Boy Scouts of America, 1952.

Smith, Douglas W. and Ferguson, Gary. Decade of the Wolf: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2005.

Turner, Jack. The Abstract Wild. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1996.

Weisman, Alan. The World Without Us. New York: Picador, 2007.

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Bedi, Ramesh. Elephant: Lord of the Jungle. New Delhi, National Book Trust, India; [chief stockists in India: India Book House, 1969]

Bradshaw, G.A. Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us About Humanity. New Haven and London: Yale University Press: 2009.

Chambers, Paul. Jumbo: This Being the True Story of the Greatest Elephant in the World. Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press, 2008.

Kipling, Rudyard. Just So Stories. New York: New American Library, 1912.

Kistler, John. War Elephants. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006.

Moss, Cynthia. Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years of Life in an Elephant Family. New York : W. Morrow, 1988.

Moussaieff, Jeffrey and Susan McCarthy. When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals. New York: Delta Books, 1995.

Murakami, Haruki. The Elephant Vanishes. New York: First Vintage International, 1994.

National Geographic articles in May 1991, March 2007.

Payne, Katy. Silent Thunder: In the Presence of Elephants. New York: Penguin Books, 1998.

Sanderson, G.P. Thirteen Years Among the Wild Beasts of India: Their Haunts and Habits From Personal Observations; With an Account of the Modes and Capturing and Taming Elephants. London : W.H. Allen, 1879.

Wade, Nicholas. Before The Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors. New York: Penguin Books, 2006.

Wilcove, David S. No Way Home: The Decline of the World’s Great Animal Migrations. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2008.

Wilson, Edward O. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. New York: Vintage Books, 1999

Wylie, Dan. Elephant. London: Reaktion Books Ltd., 2008.

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