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About this book
Brings together twenty one essays written over a span of four decades, chronicling the development of Shephard's thought.
The origin of metaphor - the animal connection; animals and identity formation; the animal - an idea waiting to be thought; notes for a diatribe on masks; the arboreal eye; aggression and the hunt; a theory of the value of hunting; meditations on hunting; the significance of bears; digging for our roots; the nature of tourism; whatever happened to human ecology?; the conflict of ideology and ecology; sociobiology and value systems; itinerant thoughts on place; place and the child.