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Moose (Animal)

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Its hooves were supposedly a cure for epilepsy; it is the mascot of the Seattle Mariners baseball team and the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch; and its meat is a delicacy. The moose is a fascinating but elusive animal of the north, and its little-known natural history is the focus of Kevin Jacksons engaging new book.

Moose explains mooses biological history and describes its natural environments around the world, including Canada, New England, Alaska, and Scandinavia, where the moose is the national animal of Sweden and Norway. Jackson considers why the moose is really an elk and an elk is a wapiti, and he also looks at the controversy behind the naming of the Irish Elk. Moose explores the animals role in human history since the Stone Age, including the “alces” in Julius Caesars history of the Gallic Wars and its influence on figures such as poet Ted Hughes and Theodore Roosevelt and his Bull Moose Party. The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, a 150-foot statue being built in Sweden, and colorful moose lore all appear in this wide-ranging study, making this an essential read for naturalists and moose lovers alike.

 

About the Author

Kevin Jackson is visiting professor at University College London. He is the author of many books, including The Pataphysical Flook, The Book of Hours, and Lawrence of Arabia.
 

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
1. The Natural Moose
 
2. The European Moose or Elk
 
3. The New World Moose
 
4. The Enlightenment Moose
 
5. The Symbolic Moose
 
6. The Modern Moose
 
Timeline
References
Bibliography
Journal and Websites
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861893963
Author:
Jackson, Kevin
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reaktion Books - Animal
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 color plates, 60 halftones
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.38 in

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