Deer

Deer

by Duane Gerlach
     
 
Visually stunning and impeccably researched, this volume on whitetails, blacktails, and mule deer presents an astonishing portrait of the species. More than 100 leading wildlife professionals, respected biologists, and renowned photographers and artists have contributed to cover every aspect of the evolution, life history, anatomy, physiology, behavior, and habitat of

Overview

Visually stunning and impeccably researched, this volume on whitetails, blacktails, and mule deer presents an astonishing portrait of the species. More than 100 leading wildlife professionals, respected biologists, and renowned photographers and artists have contributed to cover every aspect of the evolution, life history, anatomy, physiology, behavior, and habitat of North American deer.

Illuminating comparisons of the species - their gaits, methods of dealing with predators, preferred foods, social behaviors, mating activities - reveal the ecological niche and natural history of North America's most popular wild mammal. Included as well are controversial studies of vision capabilities, communication, and subspeciation. Deer is lavishly illustrated. Full-color photographic sequences of rubbing, scraping, sparring, fighting, copulating and other rarely glimpsed activities show deer in their natural world. There are 350 incredible full-color photographs altogether, plus 40 color paintings, 20 black-and-white drawings, and informative maps and graphs.

Editorial Reviews

Fred Egloff
North America's most popular and graceful mammal is the subject of this latest volume in the publisher's Wildlife series. It probably provides more information than the average reader would ever want to know about deer, despite the increasing importance of the subject to both rural and urban dwellers. Respected biologists examine every aspect of deer, from the origin of the species to future prospects and impact. White-tail deer, mule deer, and numerous subspecies are cataloged, with information on habitat and ranges. Anatomy both internal and external is examined in detail, and even the distinct stride of the animal is graphically illustrated. All phases of the life cycle are covered, as are population dynamics and the effects of habitat loss. Lack of predators has led to the strong return of the species, so that now a great number are found living in suburbs and even cities. The necessity of ethically responsible harvests is given justification until newer and better methods of population control are found. Liberally illlustrated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811704335
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Series:
Wildlife Series
Pages:
2
Product dimensions:
8.96(w) x 11.32(h) x 1.11(d)

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