Wildlife and People: The Human Dimensions of Wildlife Ecology

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University of Illinois Press, 1995 - 272 pages
Wildlife and People focuses on the human aspect of the animal-habitat-human triad, providing an introduction to virtually every discipline - from anthropology and history to socioeconomics - included in the human dimensions of wildlife ecology. Gary Gray maintains that the most fruitful approach to wildlife ecology grants coequality to wild animal population biology, the ecology and management of wildlife habitats, and the disciplines that consider wildlife in relation to human culture. He concentrates on socioeconomic aspects of habitat-animal-human interactions in a broad time-space-species perspective, examining topics ranging from aboriginal human-wildlife relationships to consumptive uses of wildlife and wildlife law, policy, and administration.
 

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Contents

Aboriginal HumanWildlife Relationships
1
The History of Wildlife in North America
25
Consumptive Uses of Wildlife
48
Leopolds Land Ethic and Western Philosophy
90
The Foundations of Backwoods Hunting in Colonial America
92
Nonconsumptive Values of Wildlife
96
Attitudes and Preferences for Wildlife
111
Wildlife Attitudes and Familiar Animals
131
Economic Valuation Assessing Demand for Wildlife
134
Picasso and Pachyderms Markets for Art and Wildlife
149
Wildlife Law Policy and Administration
153
Selected Topics Related to Human Dimensions of Wildlife
197
References Cited
227
Index
249
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