In “The Age of Deer,” Erika Howsare explores our deep historical connection with these elegant creatures, from ancient cave paintings to today. Once prized by European kings and vital to early Americans, deer have shaped our past. Howsare delves into the recent surge in deer populations, sparking a complex interplay between scientists and conservationists. With historical insight and engaging reporting, she navigates the intersection of wildness and humanity, offering a poignant reflection on the beauty and challenges of the natural world. This concise exploration invites readers on a thought-provoking journey through time and nature with a compelling new voice in nature writing.
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The Age of Deer – Trouble and Kinship with our Wild Neighbours by American author, Erika Howsare.
Take a fascinating journey through time, where a majestic stag leaps on an ancient brooch, a doe and her fawn stroll through a field at sunrise, and antlers create a striking outline near a busy road. In “The Age of Deer,” Erika Howsare skillfully untangles the deep connection between people and these elegant animals, spanning from ancient cave paintings to our present day.
From being prized by European kings, to serving as crucial resources for early Americans, deer have significantly shaped human history. Once on the verge of extinction in some areas, their recent population boom has sparked a complex dynamic between scientists and conservationists, shaping our shared story.
With a mix of historical insight and engaging reporting, Howsare explores the intersection of wildness and humanity. This exploration serves as a poignant reminder of the beautiful yet sometimes harsh aspects of the natural world. Get ready for a thought-provoking adventure through time and nature, led by the adept storytelling of an exciting new voice in nature writing.
Erika Howsare is a writer, journalist and teacher. Her essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Review of Books and The Rumpus, and she is the author of two collections of poetry, How is Travel a Folded Form? and FILL: A Collection (with Kate Schapira). She lives in the Blue Ridge in central Virginia.
Book cover: Hardback
Dimensions: 23.4 cm x 15.3 cm
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