IN DEFENSE OF HUNTING: YESTERDAY & TODAY
Author: James A. Swan
Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHING, Jan 2000
Acclaimed nature writer & environmentalist delivers an eloquent & provocative pro-hunting exploration of the primal impulse to hunt & its endangered value in modern society. 5.5x8 inches, 304 pgs.
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.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
"Swan eloquently defends hunting on moral, ecological, and historical grounds. This is a thoughtful, reasonable book that will reinforce some opinions already held and, more importantly, prod those with no stance to investigate further." ----Booklist
"Hunters whould be proud of themselves. In fact, it's a must. Environmental psychologist James A. Swan's message comes through eloquently in a thought-provoking book."
-- Ed Dentry, syndicated outdoors columnist,
Rocky Mountain News
The finest blueprint for a sport embattled by the antihunting movement...thoughtfully crafted....a must read."
-- Charlie Meyers, outdoors columnist, Denver Post
"Destroys the anti-hunting arguments!" --Montreal Gazette
"An eloquent and entertaining blend of stories, science and common sense probing the heart and soul of hunting and its opponents...a distinctly poignant and personal analysis of the essential role of hunting in the delicate balance of life..."
--- Chuck Petrie, Editor, Ducks Unlimited
"Contains the best information on the importance and value of hunting today that I have ever read. This is MUST reading for all hunters and non-hunters."
"Drawing on solid credentials,...Swan argues that understanding why people hunt involves understanding humankind's fundamental nature."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James A. Swan, Ph.D. is the author of six popular books published on three continents including: Nature as Teacher and Healer (Villard, 1992), named "One of the Best Environmental Books of the Last Five Years" in 1994 and Sacred Places (Bear & Co., 1990, Book of the Month Club selection). He has taught natural resources and psychology at the Universities of Michigan, W. Wash. State, Oregon & Washington, and been a featured guest on the "Donahue", and "Good Morning, America" television shows. As an actor he can be seen in the recent feature films "Star Trek: First Contact", and "Murder in the First." Dr. Swan also does a weekly commentary on the nationall-syndicated outdoor sports radio show, The Spirit of the Sport, heard in 14 states.