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Moose: Giants of the Northern Forest
     

Moose: Giants of the Northern Forest

by Bill Silliker, Silliker
 

Moose are an enduring icon of North America's vast forest wilderness. Weighing up to 1,800 pounds, the moose is the largest living member of the deer family. It ranges across Alaska, Vermont, Maine and the boreal forests of northern Canada. The moose also inhabits Scandinavia, Northern Russia and Siberia, where it known as elk.

A pictorial celebration of a

Overview

Moose are an enduring icon of North America's vast forest wilderness. Weighing up to 1,800 pounds, the moose is the largest living member of the deer family. It ranges across Alaska, Vermont, Maine and the boreal forests of northern Canada. The moose also inhabits Scandinavia, Northern Russia and Siberia, where it known as elk.

A pictorial celebration of a majestic animal and its place in the ecosystem of the northern forest, Moose covers:

  • Life history
  • Varied habitat
  • Raising and defending its young
  • Common predators
  • Conservation efforts.

Also featured are 80 dramatic photographs of moose in their natural habitat, such as a mother fighting off a pack of wolves attacking her calf, and the annual rut when mature bull moose spar and fight with incredible strength and violence. In rare cases, the moose hit with such force that their antlers will spread and lock -- dooming the opponents to slow, tortuous starvation.

Throughout the book, the author includes his own personal experiences with moose, making this a wonderful, knowledgeable companion for campers, hikers and moose watchers.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
Overall, ... this book is one of the best of its genre ... Highly recommended.
Booklist
Although the text is authoritative and covers in general most aspects of this majestic animal, its primary noteworthiness is in the 80 stunning color photographs by the acclaimed nature photographer. A close-up view of these legendary and formidable creatures is presented in a most graphic manner, with captions that explain the exciting personal stories behind the taking of each of the photos. A thorough index and extensive bibliography are provided. The appeal of this volume will be to those who enjoy nature and wildlife, especially campers, hikers, and nature photographers.
A close-up view of these legendary and formidable creatures is presented in a most graphic manner, with captions that explain the exciting stories behind the taking of each of the photos. A thorough index and extensive bibliography are provided. The appeal of this volume will be those who enjoy nature and wildlife, especially campers, hikers and nature photographers.
Kliatt Magazine
The photos in this book are amazing. The author is a wildlife photographer who obviously has the courage to get very close to these enormous animals.... This beautiful book will certainly appeal to young and old and belongs on the library shelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552092552
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/06/2005
Edition description:
Reprint edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,019,064
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Bill Silliker, Jr. was one of the world's most respected nature photographers and writers, and studied moose extensively until his death in 2003. The author of Maine Moosewatchers Guide and many other books, Siliker contributed to numerous outdoor magazines and conducted outdoor photography workshops for L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine.

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