MOOSE: GIANTS OF THE NORTHERN FOREST
Author: Bill Silliker Jr.
Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS, Aug 2005
A pictorial celebration of a majestic animal and its place in the ecosystem of the northern forest. Covers: life history, varied habitat, raising & defending its young & more. Color photos t/out; 10x9 inches, 144 pgs.
Moose are an enduring icon of North America's vast forest wilderness. Weighing up to 1,800 pounds, the moose is the largest living member of the deer family. It ranges across Alaska, Vermont, Maine and the boreal forests of northern Canada. The moose also inhabits Scandinavia, Northern Russia and Siberia, where it known as elk.
A pictorial celebration of a majestic animal and its place in the ecosystem of the northern forest, Moose covers:
* Life history
* Varied habitat
* Raising and defending its young
* Common predators
* Conservation efforts.
Also featured are 80 dramatic photographs of moose in their natural habitat, such as a mother fighting off a pack of wolves attacking her calf, and the annual rut when mature bull moose spar and fight with incredible strength and violence. In rare cases, the moose hit with such force that their antlers will spread and lock -- dooming the opponents to slow, tortuous starvation.
Throughout the book, the author includes his own personal experiences with moose, making this a wonderful, knowledgeable companion for campers, hikers and moose watchers.
Overall, ... this book is one of the best of its genre ... Highly recommended. (Choice 19990101)
The photos in this book are amazing ... this beautiful book will certainly appeal to young and old. (Kliatt )
The text is authoritative ... its primary noteworthiness is in the 80 stunning color photographs. (Booklist )
A close-up view of these legendary and formidable creatures... exciting stories behind the taking of each of the photos. (Booklist )
About the Author:
Bill Silliker, Jr. was one of the world's most respected nature photographers and writers, and studied moose extensively until his death in 2003. The author of Maine Moosewatchers Guide and many other books, Siliker contributed to numerous outdoor magazines and conducted outdoor photography workshops for L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine.