Whitetail Tracksby Valerius Geist, Michael H. Francis (Photographer), Patrick Durkin (Foreword by), Michael H. Francis (Photographer)
Imagine an age of dinosaurs -- a time when vegetation was tall and vast, and predators fierce and many. Soon after this era came the whitetail, an animal adapted to outrun, outsmart and outlast the fiercest of predators. Professor Valerius Geist, a renowned expert on the history and behavior of large mammals, treads the pages of Earth's history to answer all the "whys" of whitetail behavior. From escape patterns to mating rituals, each is intrinsically linked to what happened in those dangerous years of saber-toothed tigers, red wolves and violent climatic changes.
But above all, the whitetail survived! Today, the whitetail has become a Hollywood icon of the deer world, an animal revered by millions of hunters, a pest or pleasure to suburban homeowners, and the greatest success story of American conservation programs. From saber-toothed tigers to urban sprawl, the whitetail has adapted and thrived in adversity. Whitetail Tracks teams one of today's finest whitetail biologists with one of North America's best whitetail photographers. As Deer & Deer Hunting editor Patrick Durkin wrote in the foreword to this book: "No previous book has conceived or tried to explain so much about the whitetail, but Geist and Francis accomplish the task with artistic and scientific ease. You'll wonder how you watched and admired this animal so intently, yet overlooked so much."
- Krause Publications
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