The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game

The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game

by Paul Shepard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820319813

ISBN-13: 9780820319810

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

In what may be his boldest and most controversial book, Paul Shepard presents an account of human behavior and ecology in light of our past. In it, he contends that agriculture is responsible for our ecological decline and looks to the hunting and gathering lifestyle as a model more closely in tune with our essential nature. Shepard advocates affirming the profound

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In what may be his boldest and most controversial book, Paul Shepard presents an account of human behavior and ecology in light of our past. In it, he contends that agriculture is responsible for our ecological decline and looks to the hunting and gathering lifestyle as a model more closely in tune with our essential nature. Shepard advocates affirming the profound and beautiful nature of the hunter and gatherer, redefining agriculture and combining technology with hunting and gathering to recover a livable environment and peaceful society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820319810
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1Ten Thousand Years of Crisis1
2On the Responsibility of Being an Ape37
3On the Significance of Being Shaped by the Past87
4Hunting as a Way of Life129
5The Karma of Adolescence175
6The Choice: Industrial Agriculture or Techno-Cynegetics235
Appendix281
Bibliography285
Index297

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