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Katanga: Des Animaux et des Hommes [Katanga: The Animals and the People] (2-Volume Set)

Flora / Fauna
By: Michel Hasson(Author)
777 pages, colour & b/w photos, tables
Katanga: Des Animaux et des Hommes [Katanga: The Animals and the People] (2-Volume Set)
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Language: French

Sold together in a single slipcase, these two contrasting volumes tackle the relationship that has always existed between human society and fauna in Katanga, a province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa.

The first volume, Les Animaux et la Societé, provides an overview of the province's geographic and historical context before exploring customs and beliefs regarding fauna. The author then discusses animal-related activities such as hunting and fishing, before ending with the more contemporary concern of nature conservation.

The second volume, La Faune du Katanga, is a guide to the vertebrates of Katanga. For each featured species, the description of biological characteristics is accompanied by details on folklore, beliefs, or hunting practices. Invertebrates are also examined in the context of their interactions with humans, and discussed in areas as varied as medicine, agriculture, and folklore. At the end of Katanga: Des Animaux et des Hommes, the reader will find fauna lists drawn up by specialists from the Royal Museum for Central Africa. All known vertebrates in Katanga are included.

This constitutes the first complete guide to vertebrates in Katanga.

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Réunis dans un même coffret, ces deux volumes, différents dans leur présentation, traitent tous deux de la relation qui a toujours existé au Katanga entre la faune et la société des hommes.

Dans le premier volume, Les Animaux et la Societé, après avoir brossé un aperçu du contexte géographique et historique de la province, l'auteur explore les coutumes et croyances relatives à la faune. Il aborde ensuite les activités liées au monde animal que sont la chasse et la pêche pour terminer par celle, plus moderne, de la conservation de la nature.

Le second volume, La Faune du Katanga, se présente comme un guide des vertébrés du Katanga. Pour chaque espèce étudiée, outre les caractéristiques biologiques, les aspects relatifs au folklore, aux croyances ou à la chasse sont abordés. Les invertébrés ne sont cependant pas oubliés et leur interaction avec le monde des hommes est évoquée dans des domaines aussi variés que la médecine, l'agriculture ou le folklore. En fin de volume, le lecteur trouvera des listes faunistiques établies par les spécialistes du Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale. Tous les vertébrés connus du Katanga y figurent.

Cela fait de cet ouvrage le premier guide complet des vertébrés du Katanga.

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Michel Hasson was born in 1955 in Kalemie, near the edge of Lake Tanganyika. His family arrived in Katanga in 1932. An ardent lover of nature, he is active in several associations working to preserve biodiversity in Central Africa.

Flora / Fauna
By: Michel Hasson(Author)
777 pages, colour & b/w photos, tables
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