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Carnivore Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution

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Carnivores have always fascinated us, even though they make up only 10% of all mammalian genera and only about 2% of all mammalian biomass. In Greek mythology most of the gods adorned their robes and helmets with depictions of carnivores, and the great hero Hercules' most famous feat was killing the "invulnerable" lion with his bare hands. Part of our fascination with carnivores stems from fright and intrigue, and sometimes even hatred because of our direct competition with them. Cases of "man-eating" lions, bears, and wolves, as well as carnivores' reputation as killers of livestock and game, provoke communities and governments to adopt sweeping policies to exterminate them. This book is a critical summary and an evaluation of current research on carnivores and is the work of 30 leading carnivore biologists.

Paperback book in good condition with some shelf wear and faded spine.

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Author(s):
John L. Gittleman
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1989
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0412343606
ISBN-13:
9780412343605
Number of pages:
620
Publisher:
Chapman and Hall
Title:
Carnivore Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution

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Carnivores have always fascinated us, even though they make up only 10% of all mammalian genera and only about 2% of all mammalian biomass. In Greek mythology most of the gods adorned their robes and helmets with depictions of carnivores, and the great hero Hercules' most famous feat was killing the "invulnerable" lion with his bare hands. Part of our fascination with carnivores stems from fright and intrigue, and sometimes even hatred because of our direct competition with them. Cases of "man-eating" lions, bears, and wolves, as well as carnivores' reputation as killers of livestock and game, provoke communities and governments to adopt sweeping policies to exterminate them. This book is a critical summary and an evaluation of current research on carnivores and is the work of 30 leading carnivore biologists.

Paperback book in good condition with some shelf wear and faded spine.

Author(s):
John L. Gittleman
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1989
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0412343606
ISBN-13:
9780412343605
Number of pages:
620
Publisher:
Chapman and Hall
Title:
Carnivore Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution

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