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Tells the 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 straightforward terms the role of carnivores in nature, how this impacts on human lives, our art and literature, and why we instinctively respond to them.
Preface; 1. Turning the other cheek; 2. Carnivore society: hermits and communes; 3. The quarry of the hunter; 4. Man the hunted; 5. Competitors and carriers; 6. History of a conflict; 7. What is the use? 8. Wolves with human souls: pets; 9. Carnivores and neighbours: effects on prey; 10. Crying wolf: anti-predator behaviour; 11. Carnivores in culture; 12. The future; Epilogue; References.
Hans Kruuk is Honorary Professor of Zoology, University of Aberdeen and Senior Principal Scientific Officer (Retired) at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Banchory.
'Hunter and Hunted is aimed at a general audience and written to entertain as well as to inform and educate, achieving both aims rather well ! this is a thought-provoking, valuable book and a good read both for the student of carnivore biology and the layman.' Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Animal Behaviour '! a highly engaging book !' Journal of Biological Education 'This is a highly readable book, delightfully illustrated with Diana Brown's drawings, and deserves a wide readership ! highly recommended !'. British Wildlife