CIC & Rowland Ward. 2014 Budapest, 1st edn, 2 vol, 520pp & 584pp, hard covers, 210x275mm, profuse color photos, maps. Limited to 185 signed, numbered, and slipcased copies. Artisanal hand binding in green leather and beige linen, gold stamping. New. Item #007866
This detailed and meticulously researched CIC Caprinae Atlas of the World presents an overview on the distribution ranges of wild Caprinae phenotypes in the northern hemisphere, their physical appearance, life history, conservation status and sustainable use. The authors aim to stimulate the resourceful involvement of a wide variety of stakeholders: policy makers who create the administrative and legislative frameworks for Caprinae conservation; researchers and taxonomists who are at work to fill knowledge gaps; public, communal and private landowners on whose lands wild Caprinae dwell; management authorities who need to find holistic conservation solutions; hunters who are getting intense emotional rewards from pursuing wild sheep and goats and their relatives; and last but not least the women and men who follow the tracks of wild sheep and goats to admire and photograph them in their natural surroundings. Cooperatively, they can all increase their individual contribution to the conservation of these magnificent creatures and the wild landscapes in which they dwell.
This gigantic two volume set covers the following sheep (besides numerous chapters on behavior, conservation, biology, trophy hunting as conservation, bibliography and many more) Argali; Mouflon and Urial; North American Thinhorned and Big horned Sheep; Asiatic; Thinhorned Sheep; Aoudad; Bharal or blue sheep; Tahr; Takin; Musk Ox; Chiru; Goral; Serow; Rocky Mountain Goat; Chamois; Ibex forms; Spanish Ibex; Tur; Asiatic and Mediterranean Wild; Goats and Markhor.
This massive work is littered with excellent in the field color photos (not from zoos) and is a tribute to the magnificent animals these highest forms of mountain ungulates are. The work is meticulously researched, and a joy to behold, easily the best most comprehensive volumes on the subject ever. Every serious sheep, ibex and wild goat enthusiast, whether a hunter or not, should own a set.
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