The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game (Paperback)
In what may be his boldest and most controversial book, Paul Shepard presents an account of human behavior and ecology in light of our past. In it, he contends that agriculture is responsible for our ecological decline and looks to the hunting and gathering lifestyle as a model more closely in tune with our essential nature. Shepard advocates affirming the profound and beautiful nature of the hunter and gatherer, redefining agriculture and combining technology with hunting and gathering to recover a livable environment and peaceful society.
About the Author
Paul Shepard (1925-1996) was Avery Professor of Natural Philosophy and Human Ecology at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He is the author of twelve books, a number of which are available from the University of Georgia Press.
"Paul Shepard [is] an exceptionally clear thinker who is also a lucid and exhilarating writer. . . . His work is valuable but very urgent, shining in the sun like the tip of the vast iceberg of knowlege and reflection that supports it."--Peter Matthiessen