Of Moose and Men
A Wildlife Vet’s Pursuit of the World’s Largest Deer
by Jerry Haigh
Pub Date 01 May 2012
Whether you’re a wildlife specialist, an avid hunter, or an armchair veterinarian, Of Moose and Men provides a wealth of information about moose from all corners of the world. Follow Jerry Haigh on his adventures with moose both tame and wild, and get an overview of moose biology, including their specialized diet and the relationship between sex and antlers — where size really does matter. The book also covers the history of moose on Earth and the marked fluctuations in populations that have occurred over time. There are accessible chapters on moose diseases, moose and traffic, moose as a resource, and the surprising uses of moose as pets and dairy animals.
“A charmingly unrestrained narrator presents chapter subtitles like ‘More matters moosey,’ offering a hodgepodge of information about the behemoth of the family Cervidae. From the historical to the biological, Haigh leaves no aspect of the moose-bound lore uncovered . . . For those who will never get to share a drink with Haigh, here’s everything about moose you never realized you wanted to know.”