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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Insectivores to Ungulates  Deer (Cervidae)

Moose Crowned Giant of the Northern Wilderness

By: Mark Raycroft(Author)
160 pages, 80 colour photos
Publisher: Firefly Books
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  • Moose ISBN: 9781770859661 Paperback Oct 2017 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
Price: £14.95
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Moose features the biology and natural history of the northwood's largest land mammal. Illustrated with the exquisite photographs of famed wilderness photographer Mark Raycroft, this book celebrates this magnificent and elusive forest giant.

Weighing up to 800 kg, the moose is the largest living member of the deer family. It ranges across New England to Montana, northern Canada and Alaska, and inhabits Scandinavia and Russia as well. Of the seven subspecies of moose, four of them live in North America where 1 million moose live. They inhabit the northern deciduous and mixed coniferous forests in the east, the aspen parklands of the midwest, the vast boreal forests that span the continent, the northern taiga and up into the southern fringes of the tundra. Moose have been re-introduced to Wisconsin, Minnesota and New Hampshire, and were introduced to Newfoundland as a food source.

The name "moose" is derived from the Algonquian native word "mooswa", which means, "animal that strips bark from trees", or "twigeater" and first appeared in the English language in the 1600s. Moose can run up to 56 km an hour, swim effortlessly for long periods of time, dive as deep as 5.5 m and stay submerged for as long as a minute. Their considerable weight and awesome antlers also make them a spectacle to behold. Despite their physical grandeur, moose face challenges from encroaching human activity and a warming climate. More southerly species are moving ever northward where the animals seek out the cooler climes that they need to thrive.


Chapters include:
- Moose Ecology
- Moose Species Coast To Coast
- The Antler Cycle
- The Rut
- Moose Conservation and the Future
- Photographing Moose

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Mark Raycroft is a wildlife photographer and biologist based in Ontario, Canada. He is the author of many books on wildlife.

By: Mark Raycroft(Author)
160 pages, 80 colour photos
Publisher: Firefly Books
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"2018 Outdoor Communication Award Books 1st place winner"
Outdoor Writers of Canda, 06/06/2018

"A great addition to anyone's wildlife library."
Outdoor Canada Magazine, 10/10/2017

"From the moose's habitats and presence in the world to its re-introduction in some U.S. states and threats to its existence, moose biology and natural history are brought to life with lovely color photos throughout in a top recommendation for natural history collections from high school to general-interest public library collections."
– Diane C. Donovan, Donovan's Bookshelf, 01/10/2017

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