The Encyclopedia of Deer

The Encyclopedia of Deer

Your Guide to the World's Deer Species Including Whitetails, Mule Deer, Caribou, Elk, Moose, and More

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Featuring a wealth of color photographs taken by the author, this reference provides an introduction to deer species around the world. Some 45 species are examined, including North American white tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose, caribou, roe deer, and sambar. Coverage includes physical descriptions of the deer as well as information on their behavior, habitats, breeding, and relationships with predators. Rue is the author of some 28 books on wildlife. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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From one of the world's best-known wildlife authors/photographers comes this authoritative, extensive guide to the world's deer species. "The Encyclopedia of Deer provides a reliable introduction to the deer species of the world, covering both the Cervidae and Moschidae families. It includes North American white-tailed deer, mule deer, wapiti/elk, moose, caribou/reindeer, roe deer, and sambar. Providing detailed information on everything from physical characteristics, habits and habitats, communication, breeding, birth and young, enemies, the relationship between deer and humans, and the species' future, this comprehensive volume is a one-stop resource. Written in Rue's legendary "soft-science" approach and organized alphabetically by species, this is a user-friendly reference that nature enthusiasts, researchers, hunters, and outdoorspeople will reach for again and again.

This comprehensive new reference work provides a unique source of information about all 45 of the worlds deer species, covering everything from the ubiquitous North American whitetail to the hairy-fronted muntjac of east China. "The Encyclopedia of Deer" thoroughly covers each species physical characteristics, behavior, range, and population (many species are rare and/or endangered), and its relationship to humans in the areas in which it lives. The text is complemented by Rues amazing photographs, which capture deer in every season and activity. Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III, the most published wildlife photographer in North America, has spent much of his life studying, photographing, and living with wildlife in its natural habitat. This lifelong dedication and knowledge is sure to make "The Encyclopedia of Deer" a valuable reference work for years to come.

Publisher: Stillwater, MN : Voyageur Press, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780896585904
Branch Call Number: 599.65 Rue 2003
Characteristics: 160 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm


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Feb 22, 2012

Wonderful pictures but not a lot of details about the life of deer.


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