Books: Aw, Shoot!

THE TENDER CARNIVORE AND THE SACRED GAME

by PAUL SHEPARD 302 pages. Scribners. $9.95.

Drastic times call for drastic solutions, doubtless. But surely the last thing poor, beleaguered 1973 man expected to be told was to go dig up his old bow and arrow. That, more or less, is the advice of Paul Shepard, lately professor of something called environmental perception at Dartmouth College, and a man variously trained in zoology, ornithology and tropical biology.

Stubbornly, obsessively, Shepard insists that pretty much everything wrong with modern man can be traced back to the day his...

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