In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
Think of deer and the image that pops into most American's minds is that of a white-tailed deer, the most common large mammal in North America. Most Europeans are more familiar with red deer. It may surprise many people to know that there are actually about 50 species of deer found throughout the world. Here, readers will find nontechnical, expert information about the wide range of diverse deer species. Did you know that elk and caribou are deer? Or that the earliest fossils of deer are 15 to 20 million years old? Have you ever wondered whether deer swim, play, or see color? How do deer avoid predators and survive the winter? Do deer make good pets or carry contagious diseases? George A. Feldhamer and William J. McShea answer these and other intriguing questions about members of the deer family Cervidae. From the diminutive pudu of South America that weighs 17 pounds to male moose that weigh close to 2,000 pounds, Feldhamer and McShea explore the biology, evolution, ecology, feeding habits, reproduction, and behavior of deer. They chronicle the relationships between humans and deer—both positive and negative—and discuss the challenges of deer conservation and management. With vivid color photographs and an accessible and engaging question-and-answer format, this easy-to-read book is the go-to resource on deer. Nature lovers, hunters, and anyone curious about deer will find this fact-filled book both fascinating and full of surprises.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. Introducing Deer
  2. pp. 1-14
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. Form and Function
  2. pp. 15-35
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Deer Coat Colors
  2. pp. 36-43
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. Deer Behavior
  2. pp. 44-54
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. Deer Ecology
  2. pp. 55-66
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. Reproduction and Development
  2. pp. 67-77
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 7. Foods and Feeding
  2. pp. 78-88
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 8. Deer and Humans
  2. pp. 89-97
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 9. Deer Problems (from a human viewpoint)
  2. pp. 98-111
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 10. Human Problems (from a deer’s viewpoint)
  2. pp. 112-122
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 11. Deer in Art and Literature
  2. pp. 123-133
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 12. “Deerology”
  2. pp. 134-141
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix A: Deer of the World
  2. pp. 143-144
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix B: Deer Conservation Organizations
  2. pp. 145-147
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 149-156
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index and Image Plates
  2. pp. 157-163
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9781421404530
Print ISBN
9781421403878
MARC Record
OCLC
794700716
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
N
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.