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Bloodties: Nature, Culture, and the Hunt (Kodansha Globe)

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AN ARDENT ENVIRONMENTALIST AND HUNTER SEEKS OUR PROPER RELATIONSHIP TO THE ANIMAL WORLD

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. In his opening section, "Food" the author travels to the frozen shores of coastal Greenland, living and hunting with Inuit villagers-true hunter-gatherers-who are utterly dependent for sustenance on the seals, polar bears, and narwhal that they can wrest from their punishing environment. In "Trophies," Kerasote accompanies the first Western sportsmen permitted into a remote stretch of Siberian wilderness, one of whom uses unethical stratagems to bag the worlds most coveted hunting trophy. In "Webs," we meet a hunter caught between these two extremes-the writer himself. Stalking elk near his home in Wyoming, seeking a winter's worth of meat, Kerasote encounters the pall of himself that yearns to make the kill and take the wild creature's life force into his own body.

Nearing the end of his odyssey, the author attends meetings of the Fund for Animals with the organization's director, a vehement opponent of hunting. Kerasote also examines the ecological consequences of eating food produced by our agri-business system and transported in fossil fuel-consuming refrigerator trucks; next he considers the environmental impact of the death of the prey that has given its life to the hunter. Scrupulously balanced, Bloodties is a memorable book for all lovers of the outdoors-both hunters and nonhunters-and a landmark in the evolving discussion of our proper relationship to the animal world.

Synopsis:

"Virgilian studies in England were raised to a new plane with the publication of R.G. Austin's commentary on Aeneid II (1964). His Aeneid IV (1955) had given a slightly meagre foretaste of the riches to be revealed in the editions of Aeneid II, I (1971), and VI. Austin's contribution to our

understanding of the Aeneid now stands comparision with Heinze's or Norden's."--Journal of Roman Studies. "Throughout, Austin's characteristic sensitivity and refined judgement combine with careful scholarship to present a balanced, sound commentary on this most difficult and crucial book of

Virgil's epic poem."--Classical World.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-277).

About the Author

TED KERASOTE has written about nature for many publications, including AUDUBON, OUTSIDE, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER. His most recent book is OUT THERE: IN THE WILD IN A WIRED AGE.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568360270
Subtitle:
Nature, Culture, and the Hunt
Editor:
Turner, Philip
Author:
Kerasote, Ted
Author:
null, Ted
Author:
Turner, Philip
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 275-277.
Series:
Kodansha Globe
Series Volume:
no. 3612
Publication Date:
19940815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 text figures
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.40x5.66x.81 in. .78 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Virgilian studies in England were raised to a new plane with the publication of R.G. Austin's commentary on Aeneid II (1964). His Aeneid IV (1955) had given a slightly meagre foretaste of the riches to be revealed in the editions of Aeneid II, I (1971), and VI. Austin's contribution to our

understanding of the Aeneid now stands comparision with Heinze's or Norden's."--Journal of Roman Studies. "Throughout, Austin's characteristic sensitivity and refined judgement combine with careful scholarship to present a balanced, sound commentary on this most difficult and crucial book of

Virgil's epic poem."--Classical World.

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