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Moose: Crowned Giant of the Northern Wilderness (Paperback)
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Moose: Crowned Giant of the Northern Wilderness (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 30/10/2017
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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 kilos, the moose is the largest living member of the deer family. It ranges across northern Canada and Alaska and inhabits Scandinavia and Russia. Of the seven subspecies of moose, four of them live in North America. It's been estimated that 1 million moose live on that continent. 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, where dwarf willow shrubs are abundant. Moose have been re-introduced to Montana, Minnesota and New England as well as Newfoundland. The name 'moose' is derived from the Algonquin native word 'mooswa', which means, 'animal that strips bark from trees', or 'twig-eater' and first appeared in the English language in the 1600s. Moose can run up to 35 miles an hour, swim effortlessly for long periods of time, dive as deep as 6 metres and stay submerged for as long as a minute. Their considerable weight and awesome antlers also make them a spectacle to behold. But 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.

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781770859661
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 255 x 228 mm


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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.-- (10/01/2017)

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