Books by Ted Kerasote

listed in descending pub date order

cover Pukka's Promise
The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle — who died too soon, as all our dogs do — he knew that he would want to give his puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? So much has changed in the way we feed, vaccinate, train, and live with our dogs from even a decade ago. Read more>>
cover Pukka
The Pup After Merle

Since the publication of the best-selling Merle's Door, Ted Kerasote has received thousands of e-mails asking two questions: "Have you gotten another dog?" and "Are you writing a new book?" Pukka: The Pup After Merle answers both, in the most heartwarming way. Read more>>
cover Merle's Door
Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

Merle and Ted found each other in the Utah desert. Merle was about ten months old, surviving on his own, and looking for a human to hang his heart on. Ted was forty-one, liked to write about animals, and had been searching for a pup whom he could shape into a companion. The training went both ways. Read more>>
cover Out There
In the Wild in a Wired Age

Who hasnt wanted to get away from cell phones, e-mail, roads, and traffic? And what better place to escape our wired world than the far northwestern corner of Canada's Northwest Territories and a river that flows through uninhabited country, 400 miles to the Arctic Ocean. Read more>>
cover Return of the Wild
The Future of Our National Lands

Why should we care about wildlands and designated wilderness areas? Why do places like the Adirondacks, the Everglades, the California desert, and the millions of acres of unprotected roadless areas, from the tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the forests of Appalachia, matter? Read more>>
cover Heart of Home
People, Wildlife, Place

Is home a place, a state of mind, or a way of participating in the natural world? These thoughtful and compelling essays showcase Ted Kerasote at his best, probing the evolving relationship between humans and nature. Read more>>
cover Bloodties
Nature, Culture, and the Hunt

For all readers who are perplexed over humanity's proper relationship to animals, Ted Kerasote's provocative exploration of the ancient human urge to hunt will dramatize the issues that fuel this controversial debate. Read more>>
cover Navigations

Navigations, Ted Kerasote's first book, introduces the themes that occupy much of his later work: an intimate view into the lives of wild animals; the friendships that form when people depend upon each other in wild places; and a wry look at our own failings. Read more>>