North American Elk

North American Elk

Ecology and Management

Book - 2002 | 1st ed.
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The 1982 edition of this book was praised as "surely the finest book ever written about a single species, " and this new edition, with 85 percent new material, is certainly a worthy successor. Thirty-eight contributors from the United States and Canada combine an extraordinary amount of research data, management experience, and professional insight into this enormous book.

North American Elk: Ecology and Management contains the most up-to-date information on elk behavior, physiology, migration, taxonomy, and management. Full chapters are devoted to distribution, nutrition and food, diseases and parasites, ecosystem management, hunting, the regulation of hunting, the historical relationship between Native Americans and elk, and much more. The editors, Toweill and Thomas, conclude with a thorough discussion of the future of elk and their management.

Two appendices provide common and scientific names of plants and animals cited, and the book is illustrated throughout with drawings, tables, over 550 b&w photographs, and a 16-page section of color photographs. The book's original artwork has again been provided by Daniel P. Metz, one of North America's premier wildlife artists.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781588340184
Characteristics: xxii, 962 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm


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