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Man and Wildlife

1st Edition

By L. Harrison Matthews


146 pages

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Hardback: 9780367416683
pub: 2019-12-17
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Originally published in 1975, Man and Wildlife traces the evolution of man from pre-hominid ancestors, and his influence in modifying the environment and its flora and fauna as technical knowledge grew. The development of civilization allowed man to dominate the environment; its advance led to the discovery and exploitation of the world’s resources. In spite of all the discoveries of science, man’s battle with the adverse forces of wildlife remain un-won and seems likely to stay so for the foreseeable future. The book traces the beginnings of environmental consciousness in the decades preceding its publication. It examines the extent of the human devastation of the environment, which has increased with rapid expansion of the world’s human population, and the belated efforts to halt the destruction and help wildlife preservation.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Man, Fire, Plants, and Topography

3. Exploiting Wildlife in the Sea

4. The Attack on Marine Mammals

5. Hawks and Doves

6. Pressures on Land Mammals

7. The Insects

8. The Other Invertebrates

9. Profit and Loss: Conservation

Further Reading


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection