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The Celts called them “fairy cattle” and the Greeks associated them with the hunter goddess Artemis, but for most people today, deer are seen as cute, like Bambi, or noble, like the Monarch of the Glen. They can be a danger when we're driving at night, or they can simply be a tasty venison burger. But while we may not often eat humble pie—an actual pie filled with deer organs—deer still appear in religion and mythology, on coats of arms, in fine art, and in literature ranging from The Yearling to Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia. In Deer, veterinarian and deer farmer John Fletcher brings together the cultural and natural history of these dignified animals.
 
Fletcher traces the evolution of deer, explaining why deer grow and cast aside their antlers each year and describing their symbolism in various cultures throughout history. He divulges the true story of Rudolph and Santa’s other reindeer and explores the role deer have played as prized objects of the hunt in Europe, Asia, and America. Wide-ranging and richly illustrated, Deer provides a fresh perspective on this graceful, powerful animal that will appeal to hunters and gatherers alike.

About the Author

John Fletcher is a veterinarian and expert on deer who runs a deer farm in Auchtermuchty, Scotland.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

1. The Family of Deer

2. How Deer Survive

3. The Exploitation of Deer

4. Deer Hunting and Art

5. Deer as Symbols

6. Deer in North American

7. Deer and People Today

 

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Acknowledgements

Photo Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780230887
Author:
Fletcher, John
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reaktion Books - Animal
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 color plates, 40 halftones
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.38 in

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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » General
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