The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World

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Harper Collins, Sep 15, 2009 - Nature - 256 pages
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In The Hidden Life of Deer, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Dogs, turns her attention to wild deer, and the many lessons we can learn by observing nature. A narrative masterpiece and a naturalist’s delight, The Hidden Life of Deer is based on the twelve months Thomas, a renowned anthropologist, spent studying the local deer population near her home in New Hampshire.

 

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The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World is Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’s description of what she observed about the wild animals, particularly the deer, in her backyard. It wasn’t what ... Read full review

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From the title, “Hidden Life of Deer”, I assumed this book was written by a naturalist and intended to give laymen more insight about these beautiful animals. But it’s really written by a layperson ... Read full review

Contents

Cracking the Code
15
Deer Families
29
The Hazards of Feeding
57
Deer Seasons Human Seasons
85
Fawns
119
Drivers Hunters and Their Prey
147
Our Place in the World
175
Epilogue
217
Index
231
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One of the most widely read American anthropologists, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has observed dogs, cats, and elephants during her half-century-long career. In the 1980s Thomas studied elephants alongside Katy Payne—the scientist who discovered elephants' communication via infrasound. In 1993 Thomas wrote The Hidden Life of Dogs, a groundbreaking work of animal psychology that spent nearly a year on the New York Times bestseller list. Her book on cats, Tribe of Tiger, was also an international bestseller. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on her family's former farm, where she observes deer, bobcats, bear, and many other species of wildlife.

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