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Elsevier's Dictionary of the World's Game and Wildlife

Series: Elsevier Dictionaries

By: GR Ferlin


Hardback | Dec 1989 | #24549 | ISBN: 0444705058
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In English, Latin, French, German, Dutch and Spanish. This dictionary provides information on animal species and terminology concerning hunting and wildlife management. It is based on the premise that these can be reconciled.

The first part includes lists of animal species (and subspecies) which can be considered "game" in a wide sense, i.e. not only those which are the object of direct exploitation by shooting or other forms of hunting, but also species of interest from the point of view of wildlife conservation in general, biological equilibrium or tourism (1,800 entries). These lists are arranged in systematic order for each main region of the world, including the oceans (sea mammals and sea-birds).

The second part of the dictionary presents equivalents in English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish of terms concerning game and hunting. Terminology is given which relates to the main game animals and game birds (sex and age, parts of the body, reproduction, habits, feeding, trophies etc.), sporting arms and equipment, hounds and gun dogs, hunting methods including hunting with hounds and falconry, wildlife management, and game diseases (1,550 entries).

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