Hunter and Hunted
Relationships between Carnivores and People
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Hunter and Hunted by Hans Kruuk
Book DescriptionHumans have mixed emotions concerning carnivores. We admire them as beautiful hunters, cosset them as pets, and use their pelts and other products in clothing, medicines and cosmetics. However, they are also responsible for killing us and our livestock, carry disease and compete with us for space and food. While some advocate the conservation of predators such as wolves and tigers, others see them as vermin and want them gone. In this book, Hans Kruuk, a life-long naturalist with a passion for predators tells the fascinating story of carnivores and our intricate relationships with them. Illustrated with specially commissioned drawings, it deals with the wild beauty of carnivores and their conservation, but also with furs and medicine, man-eaters and sheep-killers, explaining in simple terms what the role of carnivores is in nature, how this impacts on human lives, our art and literature, how we instinctively respond to them and why.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521891097
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hans Kruuk
Otters, Hardback (August 2006)
Ranges from otters in the British and American lakes and rivers, to sea otters in the Pacific Ocean, giant otters in the Amazon and other species in Africa and Asia. This book provides a different approach to their fascinating existence, to the science needed to understand it, and to the very real threats to their survival.
Niko's Nature, Hardback (November 2003)
Niko Tinbergen's pioneering work in ethology won him a Nobel Prize, co-authored with Konrad Lorenz, a one-time Nazi. This is his story, illustrated throughout with photographs and with Tinbergen's own drawings.
Hunter and Hunted, Hardback (September 2002)
A fascinating popular account of the intricate relationships between meat-eaters and humankind.
Wild Otters, Hardback (February 1995)» View all books by Hans Kruuk
This scientific description of otter populations and the behaviour of the species in the wild has been written from direct observation of otter populations in Scotland, where the animals are still abundant. It aims to provide a basis for active conservation management.
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Author Biography - Hans Kruuk
Hans Kruuk is Honorary Professor of Zoology, University of Aberdeen and Senior Principal Scientific Officer (Retired) at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Banchory.
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