Ron Thomson begins his work with, "If there is anything certain in this world - and in this day and age - it is that the pace of change in matters affecting wildlife is so fast that whatever is written on the subject normally becomes very rapidly out of date. This, happily, does not apply to this book. The wildlife management principles outlined in this book are applicable to wild animal populations all over the world. Furthermore, they will be just as valid in the distant millenia as they are appropriate in this last decade of the twentieth century." Well worth a read, this book distills years of practical experience and puts it in scientific context. This book has as much to offer the poorly-informed layman or journalist as it does the professional.