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Elsevier's Dictionary of the World's Game and Wildlife in English, Latin, French, German, Dutch and Spanish With Equivalents in Afrikaans and Kiswahi
Elsevier's Dictionary of the World's Game and Wildlife in English, Latin, French, German, Dutch and Spanish With Equivalents in Afrikaans and Kiswahi
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  • ISBN-13: 9780444705051
  • ISBN: 0444705058
  • Publisher: Elsevier

AUTHOR

Ferlin, G. R.

SUMMARY

This dictionary provides information on animal species and terminology concerning hunting and wildlife management. Basic to the whole book is a concern for reconciling hunting and wildlife conservation, the former being viewed as the wise exploitation of a valuable natural resource compatible with the practice of an enjoyable field sport, and the latter being viewed as active conservation as opposed to static preservation.The first part includes lists of animal species (and subspecies) which can be considered "game" in a wide sense, i.e. not only those which are the object of direct exploitation by shooting or other forms of hunting, but also species of interest from the point of view of wildlife conservation in general, biological equilibrium or tourism (1,800 entries). These lists are arranged in systematic order for each main region of the world, including the oceans (sea mammals and sea-birds).The second part of the dictionary presents for the first time in the international literature on wildlife and hunting, equivalents in all five languages (English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish) of terms concerning game and hunting, in use in countries with sometimes different contexts and practices, but largely similar traditions and philosophies of hunting and wildlife management. Terminology is given which relates to the main game animals and game birds (sex and age, parts of the body, reproduction, habits, feeding, trophies etc.), sporting arms and equipment, hounds and gun dogs, hunting methods including hunting with hounds and falconry, wildlife management, and game diseases (1,550 entries).The book includes 13 drawings by the author and a bibliography listing some 200 references. It is arranged in systematic order with alphabetical indexes for each language: English, Latin, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Afrikaans and Kiswahili for species found in southern Africa and eastern Africa respectively. This dictionary is of special value to zoologists and wildlife managers as well as to hunters, but also to non-specialists in the general public who are interested in wildlife from an intellectual, ethic and aesthetic point of view. It is also useful to suppliers of sporting arms and equipment and to veterinarians.Ferlin, G. R. is the author of 'Elsevier's Dictionary of the World's Game and Wildlife in English, Latin, French, German, Dutch and Spanish With Equivalents in Afrikaans and Kiswahi' with ISBN 9780444705051 and ISBN 0444705058.

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