A Guide to the Deer of the World by Charles Smith-Jones is a fascinating and comprehensive look at one of the world’s most popular animals. Written by respected deer expert Charles Smith-Jones, this book provides an in-depth review of our current understanding of deer, with a strong focus on conservation.
Featuring 55 species of true deer as well as 7 musk deer and 10 chevrotains from all around the world, including many which have only recently been discovered by science, this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in deer. With beautiful full-colour photos and illustrations throughout, A Guide to the Deer of the World is both an informative and visually stunning guide.
Book cover: Hard cover
Dimensions 27.6 x 21.8 cm
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The book looks at deer evolution, biology and lifestyles in general before covering each of the fifty-five true deer, seven musk deer and ten chevrotain species in more detail. With beautiful photographs, distribution maps and fascinating facts about each species.
In addition, there are fact boxes which include descriptions of individual recognition features, habitats, behaviour, breeding and conservation issues for each member of this widely diverse and fascinating group of animals. Forming an iconic and important part of almost all the world’s ecosystems, many of the species featured are elusive and only very rarely photographed or observed. Any areas of taxonomical confusion and ongoing discussion are highlighted in readily understandable terms.
This book will have a valued place in the library or on the coffee table of any nature lover or deer enthusiast.
About the Author
A lifelong naturalist and countryman, Charles Smith-Jones has always had a special interest in deer which he has studied and worked with closely for more than forty years. Previously a lecturer in countryside management at Sparsholt College, Hampshire, he is currently Technical Adviser to the British Deer Society. He has written four books, three of them specifically on deer, and is a regular contributor to national countryside publications.
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