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Shaken by the brutal killing of a wild moose, game warden Joe Pickett becomes increasingly alarmed when a herd of cattle, and then two people, are murdered by the same perpetrator. By the author of Open Season. Reprint.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : C. J. Box
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2005-04-01
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0425202933


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This book explores the psychology of trophy hunting from a critical perspective and considers the reasons why some people engage in the controversial activity of killing often endangered animals for sport. Recent highly charged debate, reaching a peak with the killing of Cecil the lion in 2015, has brought trophy hunting under unprecedented public scrutiny, and yet the psychology of trophy hunting crucially remains under-explored. Considering all related issues from the evolutionary perspective and ‘inclusive fitness’, to personality and individual factors like narcissism, empathy, and the Duchenne smiles of hunters posing with their prey, Professor Beattie makes connections between a variety of indicators of prestige and dominance, showing how trophy hunting is inherently linked to a desire for status. He argues that we need to identify, analyse and deconstruct the factors that hold the behaviour of trophy hunting in place if we are to understand why it continues, and indeed why it flourishes, in an age of collapsing ecosystems and dwindling species populations. The first book of its kind to examine current research critically to determine whether there really is an evolutionary argument for trophy hunting, and what range of motivations and personality traits may be linked to this activity. This is essential reading for students and academics in psychology, geography, business, environmental studies, animal welfare as well as policy makers and charities in these and related areas. It is of major relevance for anyone who cares about the future of our planet and the species that inhabit it.

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Genre Book : Psychology
Author Book : Geoffrey Beattie
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2019-10-18
Download Book : 112 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781000693164


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Genre Book : Big game hunting
Author Book : John O. Cartier
Publisher : David McKay Company
Release Book : 1980
Download Book : 269 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0679513795


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“(T)he author penned this revenge thriller in the vein of a Twilight Zone episode that turns the tables on trophy hunters.” —BlueInk Reviews “A gruesome tale that clearly and passionately condemns trophy hunting.” —Kirkus Reviews Jack is a husband, father, and chiropractor from Wisconsin who, every year, travels to Africa to satisfy his thirst for killing as a trophy hunter, even though his wife does not approve of his habit. However, the tables are turned when Jack is drugged and whisked away to a secret ranch where he finds himself with two other trophy hunters who’ve met the same fate. To his horror, Jack learns that he and his new friends are now the hunted. Weaponless and without food or water, they must pit themselves against skilled bow hunters who pursue them as if they were no more valuable than the animals they themselves had killed. The three struggle to outwit their killers and run for their lives. The ordeal forces Jack to question his passion for killing animals just for the sake of sport. Separated from his family, and with his life hanging in the balance, he begins to see himself as no less of a monster than the men who now seek to murder him for sport. Gutted by guilt, he desperately tries to escape so that he can return to his family and make things right. Will Jack be able to escape his captors alive, and if so, will his life ever be the same again?

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Paul F. Rafferty
Publisher : iUniverse
Release Book : 2016-08-31
Download Book : 156 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781491798058


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Very little is known about the issue of wildlife conservation within China. Even China specialists get a meager ration of stories about pandas giving birth in zoos, or poachers in some remote setting being apprehended. But what does the future hold for China's wildlife? In this thoughtful work the leading U.S. expert on wildlife projects in Western China presents a multi-faceted assessment of the topic. Richard B. Harris draws on twenty years of experience working in China, and incorporates perspectives ranging from biology through Chinese history and tradition, to interpret wildlife conservation issues in a cultural context. In non-technical language, Harris shows that, particularly in its vast western sections where most species of wildlife still have a chance to survive, China has adopted a strongly preservationist, "hands-off" approach to wildlife without confronting the larger and more difficult problem of habitat loss. This policy treats wildlife conservation as a strictly technical problem - and thus prioritizes captive breeding to meet the demand for animal products - while ignoring the manifold cultural, social, and economic dimensions that truly dictate how wild animals will fare in their interaction with the physical and human environments. The author concludes that any successes this policy achieves will be temporary.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Jonathan Harris
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2014-12-18
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781317452034


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The Bears of Manley, a 448 page, perfect bound book by Alaskan, Sarkis Atamian, is exciting entertainment for hunters. This is not a typical Joe Hunter went afield, stalked his quarry, shot his trophy, hunting book. The Bears of Manley includes stories of an Alaskan trophy hunter and his quest for the ultimate trophy and his hunts which did not go as planned. The book also gives enlightening and absorbing answers to animal activists, and a stirring response to antihunters. Sarkis Atamian's numerous academic research papers and articles, concerning the philosophy and psychology of hunting, has contributed to Mr. Atamian being a recognized authority in the field.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Sarkis Atamian
Publisher : Publication Consultants
Release Book : 1995-10-01
Download Book : 448 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781594331886


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Game meat is consumed world-wide. In most regions, it contributes only a small part to the overall meat and food supply, but for reasons of animal welfare and sustainability it is sometimes considered an alternative to meat from farmed animals. Despite differences in game species, ante mortem conditions (free-range or fenced; wild or semi-domesticated), hunting or harvesting procedures and further handling of the carcass, there are common requirements as regards meat safety and quality. Whereas meat hygiene and safety have been an issue in game meat for export/import for a long time, primary production, domestic supply and direct supply to the consumer have recently been addressed by legislation and these sectors still present unresolved questions and challenges. This book combines 24 contributions presenting the view of experts in game meat hygiene and quality. They address four main topics: i.e. 'hygiene and microbiology', 'epidemiology', 'risk assessment and management' and 'muscle biology and meat quality'. In addition to contributions on this topic by authors from eight European countries, a South African perspective is provided, thus representing the standpoint of a major game meat exporter. This volume is the first in a series on safety and quality assurance along the game meat chain, following a 'from forest to fork' approach and is targeted at scientists in academia and industry, graduate students as well as at governmental officials in veterinary public health and food safety.

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Genre Book : Science
Author Book : P. Paulsen
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Book : 2011-09-15
Download Book : 351 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9789086867233


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Anthropologists tell us that primitive man evolved in part because of his abilities to still-hunt--moving silently and methodically in pursuit of big-game animals. Today, still-hunting is the least understood method of tagging trophy whitetail bucks. Still-Hunting Trophy Whitetails teaches hunters how to hone their woodsmanship skills to conquer the challenge of stalking bucks, with tips on camouflage and scent control, scrape lines, feeding and bedding areas, and travel routes. Details on yardage estimation, timing, shooting positions, and bowhunting thin cover provide the information necessary for successful "sneaking and peeking." Special techniques for calling during the peak of the rut and imitating doe-in-heat bleats, buck contact and tending grunts, fawn-in-distress bleats, and buck clicks and growls round out the book. About the Author: Bill Vaznis is a fulltime writer and photographer who has written more than 1,000 articles published in a variety of major outdoor magazines, including Deer & Deer Hunting and Whitetail Hunting Strategies. He makes his home in upstate New York. SELLING POINTS: Introduces hunters to the lost art of stalking trophy bucks and provides proven strategies for taking big whitetails on the move with bow and arrow, rifle, shotgun, and muzzleloader Explains the essential techniques of playing the wind, staying silent, and calling on the prowl Takes the mystery out of still-hunting new property, clear-cuts, and bedding areas 220 colour photos

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Genre Book : Sports & Recreation
Author Book : Bill Vaznis
Publisher : Stackpole Books
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 242 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0811734196


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Child labour. Quality of life. Global warming. Unfair trade. Just some of the issues confronted in the new Edexcel GCSE Specification B. It's a World Thing has been written specially to fit the new Edexcel Specification B by authors who have been involved with the development of the Specification, and are completely familiar with its focus and approach. The book takes an issues and enquiry-based approach to learning - which is central to the Specification. Students are encouraged to learn in an active way through case studies, enquiry activities, and decision-making exercises. · Material is made clear and easy to use by direct and student-friendly language · Relevant topics and lively issues from around the world to encourage students to think globally · Clear explanations so that students have all the information and understanding they need · A Teacher's Pack offers guidance, answers, and worksheets

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Genre Book : Economic policy
Author Book : Bob Digby
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0199134286


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What if it was more than just the wind, or a simple bump in the night? When a deranged killer leaves a string of victims from coast to coast with no apparent connection or motive, those inspecting the case begin to wonder, when does the hunt become personal? From Broken Knob, Virginia, the private investigation team called Searchlight are haunted by a ghost from the past as a tip from a cold case leads inspector Jerry Dale to resurrect a murder that he could never solve, while memories of a lost sister force Darlene Michaels to face the guilt, anger and her desire for vengeance as she questions why do bad things happen to good people. Together they track a multi-personalitied serial killer who sees his work as a game of trophies and culls who need to be removed from the human heard. Without motive or pattern he ruthlessly eliminates his prey. If you, too, have wondered why bad things happen to good people, Night Hunter might help you to put some things in perspective. This adrenalin paced thriller will have you turning the pages to find out what happens next, until you come to its decidedly non-story book ending.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : David McNeece
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Release Book : 2014-03-18
Download Book : 298 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781628383133