The authors of this book have established a definitive classification for every species and subspecies of sheep, which is the first time in more than forty years anyone has attempted to do so. In the process they lay out a systematic approach for classifying both New and the Old World sheep. They provide detailed distribution maps and color photos to enhance the descriptions. For purposes of completeness, blue sheep, Barbary sheep, and tur have been included, even though they are not true sheep. Drs. Mike Frisina and Richard Mitchell have spent countless days in the field studying and observing sheep in areas as diverse as Pakistan, central Asia, Mongolia, Alaska, and the western United States. They reclassify many sheep, which is sure to be controversial to some, and they offer a fresh approach to a subject matter that endlessly fascinates hunters. Main chapter headings include:- What are wild sheep?; Classification of wild sheep; Moufloniforms - Mouflon and Urial; Argaliforms - Asiatic Bighorns and Central Asiatic Thinhorns; Pachyceriformes - Siberian Thinhorns, North American Thinhorns and North American Bighorns; Pseudo-sheep - Aoudad or Barbary Sheep, Bharal or Blue Sheep and Tur; The money trail; Conservation achievements; Great sheep and great sheep hunters - photo essay; Contemporary hunting stories - Firewalkers of Mauna Loa by R. Margaret Frisina; The illusion of Norak by Hossein (Soudy) Golabchi; Hunting the King's sheep by Jack Atcheson, Sr.; The grandson of "Pamir" by Hossein (Soudy) Golabchi; Collecting in China by Robert Logan; Sheepedness by Hubert Thummler; Revolutionary sheep by Henry van den Broecke; Siberian snow to the Caspian desert by Robert Logan; Never in my wildest dreams by Dennis Campbell; Dall ram No.10 by Duncan Gilchrist; Montana Bighorn quartet by Jack Atcheson, Jr.