The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World

The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World

by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas


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In The Hidden Life of Deer, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Dogs, turns her attention to wild deer, and the many lessons we can learn by observing nature. A narrative masterpiece and a naturalist’s delight, The Hidden Life of Deer is based on the twelve months Thomas, a renowned anthropologist, spent studying the local deer population near her home in New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061792113
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Pages: 239
Sales rank: 686,219
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

One of the most widely read American anthropologists, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has observed dogs, cats, and elephants during her half-century-long career. In the 1980s Thomas studied elephants alongside Katy Payne—the scientist who discovered elephants' communication via infrasound. In 1993 Thomas wrote The Hidden Life of Dogs, a groundbreaking work of animal psychology that spent nearly a year on the New York Times bestseller list. Her book on cats, Tribe of Tiger, was also an international bestseller. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on her family's former farm, where she observes deer, bobcats, bear, and many other species of wildlife.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Note to Readers xi

The Year without Acorns 1

Cracking the Code 15

Deer Families 29

The Hazards of Feeding 57

Deer Seasons, Human Seasons 85

Fawns 119

Drivers, Hunters, and Their Prey 147

Our Place in the World 175

Epilogue 247

Notes 225

Acknowledgments 229

Index 231

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