The Deer of North Americaby Leonard Lee Rue, Leonard L. Rue
For over thirty years, Leonard Lee Rue's Deer of North America has been the definitive book on the life and habits of the four deer species of North America - mule, whitetail, blacktail, and Sitka.Leonard Lee Rue III, one of America's most respected naturalists and wildlife photographers, has written a comprehensive, fully illustrated book that covers every important facet in the lives of deer, from anatomy to feeding habits, distribution to management controversies. With over three hundred black-and-white photographs and sixteen pages of color plates, The Deer of North America is a book no one with an interest in deer can afford to be without. (7 1/4 X 9 1/2, 564 pages, color photos, b&w photos, map, illustrations, charts)
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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- 7.29(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.61(d)
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The author states that the black-tailed deer is an evolving species...which I don't think is totally correct. The best argument I have heard is from author Valerius Geist (Mule Deer Country), who views the black-tailed deer as an ancestor of the modern day mule deer. Geist also provides diagrams and pictures starting with the black-tailed deer that are most similar to white-tailed deer in movements and tails, to the largest mule deer. So, the back-tailed deer is more like a transition into the mule deer.