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Meat Eater: Adventures From the Life of an American Hunter

Steven Rinella
New York : Spiegel & Grau, c2012.
1st ed
9780385529815, 0385529813, 9780679645283 (ebook), 0679645284 (ebook)
Steven Rinella grew up in rural Michigan, the son of a hunter who taught his sons to love the natural world the way he did. As a child, Rinella devoured stories of the American wilderness. He shot his first squirrel at eight and his first deer at thirteen. He chose the colleges he went to by their proximity to good hunting ground, and he experimented with living solely off wild meat. As an adult, he feeds his family from the food he hunts. Meat Eater chronicles Rinella's lifelong relationship with nature and hunting through the lens of ten hunts in the remotest corners of North America. Through each story, he grapples with themes such as the role of the hunter in shaping America, the vanishing frontier, the ethics of killing, the allure of hunting trophies, the responsibilities that human predators have to their prey, and the disappearance of the hunter himself as Americans lose their connection with the way their food finds its way to their tables.--From publisher description.
  • Standing ground
  • Stirring the limbs
  • Tasting notes: squirrel
  • Tangle stake
  • Tasting notes: beaver
  • Low and to the right
  • Tasting notes: heart
  • The otter
  • Tasting notes: jerky
  • Communion
  • Tasting notes: black bear
  • Playing with food
  • Tasting notes: salmon
  • Freeze-up
  • Tasting notes: deer
  • The head on my shelf
  • Tasting notes: camp meat
  • Killing proper
  • Tasting notes: mountain lion
  • The remains.
x, 244 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
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