First Edition, Hardcover Quarto bound in glossy-pictorial boards and has 176 pages. Black lettering on the front board and to the spine. Some light marks on the front/back boards, detailed black-ink drawings throughout. The book and the binding are in very good condition (As New).
In a work of painstaking and wide-ranging scholarship, backed up by fieldwork among the Kalahari hunter-gatherers, Louis Liebenberg explains how the art of tracking represents a crucial step in human evolution. Liebenberg examines the principles of tracking, and the classification and interpretation of spoor under difficult conditions.
He also shows how the original speculative hypotheses of early hunter-gatherers have a direct line to the propositions of modern physicists who 'track' sub-atomic particles. In the book, the author argues that the art of tracking involves the same intellectual and creative abilities as physics and mathematics, and may therefore represent the origin of science itself.
The book has been hailed as a real contribution to our understanding of the complexity involved in the process by which indigenous peoples track and hunt animals. It is insightful, detailed and well-articulated.
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 240 x 157 mm