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Heartsblood : hunting, spirituality, and wildness in America

Author: David Petersen
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2000.
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Petersen, a hunter and outdoorsman, offers a personal, carefully considered exploration of hunting, drawing on a great deal of literature in the field, including biological, philosophical, spiritual, political, and particularly ethical perspectives on hunters and hunting.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Petersen
ISBN: 1559637617 9781559637619 1559637625 9781559637626
OCLC Number: 44019012
Description: xviii, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Exploring hunting's heritage --
How hunting made (and helps to keep) us human: a tribute to Paul Shepard --
Dersu Uzala: a hunter / conservationist paradigm --
Hunting down the hunt: meditations on Jose Ortega y Gasset --
Worldviews in conflict --
Hunters: a scientific profile (with personal conclusions) --
Antihunters: a scientific profile (with personal conclusions) --
Hunting for spirituality: an oxymoron? --
Heartsblood: getting personal --
The unnatural predator? Taking aim at trophy hunting --
(Meta) physician, heal thyself! Personal encounters with trophy hunting --
Confessions of a baby killer: exploring the dark side of wildness --
The Bambi syndrome dismembered: why Bambi (and Bambi) must die --
Why I bowhunt: confessions of a Pleistocene throwback --
Hydraulic hunting: wading the slippery waters of no kill angling --
Onward, through the fog --
Gender be damned: a woman's view of (men and) hunting --
Women and hunting: a man's view --
Should kids hunt? Reflections on the past and future of hunting --
Bullseye: process versus project --
A dreamy postscript: the Wapiti's message.
Other Titles: Hearts blood
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