In this post we will see Man and Animals by Yuri Dmitriyev.
Man’s life on Earth is bound up fast with animals, birds, and fish t insects and beasts, octopi and worms.
But over the millennia Man’s relationships with animals have undergone many changes. Animals supplied Man with food and clothes inspired him with fear and gave him joy, originated customs and beliefs that sometimes influenced the entire mode of life of the given society, they have been enemies, friends and tutors.
God-animals were replaced by worker-animals, wild animals were replaced by domestic ones as the main source of meat. The importance of some animals was enhanced and of other diminished. And, naturally, throughout Man’s history he has brought influence to bear on the animal world — directly or indirectly, consciously or unconsciously.
One book is not really enough to tell about the many different relationships between Man and animals. Nor have I tried to embrace the subject in its entirety. I wrote this hook for children, striving, above all, to make them understand how important it is to know, love and protect animals.
The book is full of photos and illustrations of animals from varied cultures and geographical regions.
There is a Hindi translation of the book. I don’t if it was translated to other Indian languages also.
The book was traslated from the Russian by Raissa Bobrova. The design of the book is by B. P. Kishtymov and I. V. Borisova. The book was first published by Raduga in 1984 and was reprinted in 1988.
All credits to Guptaji for this book.
You can get the book here.
PDF | 85.7 MB | OCR | 339 Pages | Color |
The book has seven chapters tracing the history of human and animal relations from antiquity to present.
1. MAN WORSHIPS AND CURSES
Eyewitness Accounts 11
Dancing Is a Serious Business 14
Don’t Be Angry That I Killed You! 17
Birds or Animals? 19
The Divine Apis, the Sa cred Scarab and the “Keeper of the Horizon” 25
Sacred Cows and the “Owner of the White Elephant” 27
Victims and Oracles 31
Love and Hatred 36
Animal-People and Animal-Devils 39
The Power of Words or a Curse on Eels 40
Judges, Defendants, Lawyers 44
TO SUM UP THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER AND INTRODUCE THE NEXT ONE 47
2. MAN LEARNS AND STUDIES
A Great Greek and a Roman Patrician 51
Two Millennia 55
Life and Death of Konrad Gesner 59
Carl Linnaeus’s System of Nature 65
The Theory of the Great but Unlucky Man 74
Facts, Nothing but Facts and God! 78
Darwinism and Zoogeography 84
The Battle of Oxford 87
The Life of Animals and Its Author 92
TO SUM UP THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER AND INTRODUCE THE NEXT ONE 100
3. MAN FINDS AND DISCOVERS
The Story of an Unfinished List 105
The Okapi Makes Zoological History 109
The Mammoth Boar, the Black Tapir, the Giant Bull and the Two Discoveries of Hans Schomburgk 115
More “Kinsmen” Are Discovered 122
How Many Different Cats Are There on Earth? 130
Three Unexpected Discoveries Made in a Shop, a Cinema and a Storeroom 133
Dragons Are Rea] After All! 137
Ocean Dwellers 142
The Discovery of the Century 148
TO SUM UP THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER AND INTRODUCE THE NEXT ONE 153
4. MAN BELIEVES, DOUBTS AND SEEKS
Does The Tatielwurm Exist? 159
The Mystery of Rivers and Lakes 160
The Mystery of Loch Ness 167
The Mystery of the Seas and Oceans (“The Case of the Sea Serpent) 169
TO SUM UP THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER AND INTRODUCE THE NEXT ONE 182
5. MAN KILLS AND DESTROYS
The Kansas Tragedy 187
Predators Appeal for Help 196
Giants Need to Be Saved 200
Our “Kinsmen” Are in Danger 205
“The Fur Fever” 208
In Only Twenty-Seven Years 213
Cranes Under Escort 216
TO SUM UP THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER AND INTRODUCE THE NEXT ONE 221
6. MAN PROTECTS AND SAVES
Once in 1919 225
What Is a Nature Preserve and What Is Its Purpose? 227
The “Duck” Flies to Africa 235
Perhaps a Zoo as Well? 246
Bisons in Moscow Environs 253
Predators — Harmful or Otherwise? 259
Problems Galore 268
Biological, Not Chemical Protection 276
TO SUM UP THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER AND INTRODUCE THE NEXT ONE, 295
7 MAN STUDIES AND LEARNS
The Birth of a New Science 301
The “Paradox of the Dolphin” and Other Paradoxes 310
On the Ground and Beneath It 315
Birds or Insects? 318
Again Birds or Insects 322
“Chemists” and Others 333