In Defense of Hunting: Yesterday and Today

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An acclaimed nature writer and environmentalist delivers an eloquent and provocative pro-hunting exploration of the primal impulse to hunt and its endangered value in modern society.
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Overview

An acclaimed nature writer and environmentalist delivers an eloquent and provocative pro-hunting exploration of the primal impulse to hunt and its endangered value in modern society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062512376
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 986,165
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Engel and Sherol Engel are the hosts of the award-winning TV show Engel's Outdoor Experience. They live in Delafield, Wisconsin.

James A. Swan, Ph.D., is a columnist for ESPNOutdoors.com, writes for Engel's Outdoor Experience, and is the author of In Defense of Hunting and The Sacred Art of Hunting. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Hunter: A Fallen Hero? 1
Ch. 1 The Sacred Animal 21
Ch. 2 The "Good Old Days" 50
Ch. 3 Animal Rights and Wrongs 88
Ch. 4 The Heart of Hunting 124
Ch. 5 The Guides of the Hunt 149
Ch. 6 Tools, Talismans, and Weapons 190
Ch. 7 The Feminine Side of Hunting 226
Ch. 8 Hunting in the Future: Will There Be Any "Good New Days"? 249
Appendix: Suggestions for Saving Hunting 271
Notes 277
Index 283
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2010

    In Defense of Hunting

    This book is a very interesting read, and brings up some very valid points to think about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2006

    Excellent source of information to inspire your OWN defense of hunting.

    I beleive Swan does an excllent job in developing factual evidence, explaining Native American beleifs and arming the reader with the emotional intelligence to establish their OWN defense of hunting. He certainly doesn't do your thinking for you, but provides some of the tools to establish a position grounded in facts. Spirituality is an important part of the history of hunting Swan ties it into the book nicely.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2001

    Disappointed

    I was a bit on the disappointed side, the author James A. Swan went off into left field with cosmic philosophy's that did not do justice to the books title. The three stars are just for good references and notes. I was hoping to get a book that would vastly arm me with information that would help me defend hunting.

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