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Hunter and Hunted


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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.

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A fascinating popular account of the intricate relationships between meat-eaters and humankind.

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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

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