THE DEER FAMILY by George F. Mason


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George Mason, author of many books on animal habits, employs the same informal narrative style used in The Bear Family to inform his readers of the many species of deer. A preliminary discussion of kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species classify our subject accurately. The most interesting features of the animal -- the antlers, (how they grow and are used), the habits of fighting deer mating season -- are described next. Drawing here and there from his own experience on an Alaskan expedition, Mr. Mason outlines the differentiating characteristics of the whitetail, blacktail, mule deer, , Moose and , Geographical location, physical traits and habits are the major topics. Definitely informative, this is somewhat disappointing in the dearth of anecdotes from the author's extensive personal adventures. Those he does include spark an otherwise low keyed text.

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1962
Publisher: Morrow