Contributing editor Thomas McIntyre's traveling companions of the past quarter century have been his rifles. But in Seasons & Days, his new book, you get to go along-to Africa, Cuba, Europe, and most of North America, hunting just about every game animal imaginable. The book is an exciting travelogue, but it is also very much a study on the whys of hunting. McIntyre closely examines his reasons for going so far afield, from home and family, and thus illuminates the mind and identity of the hunter in all of us. His prologue, a meditation on the importance of killing well, is worthy of the next big anthology on hunting.