Out of Siberia, across the narrow Bering Strait, from Alaska down into central North America, following ever widening pockets in the glaciers, came North America’s largest big-game mammal – the moose.
The majestic moose is as much a part of the Canadian heritage as the dark spruce forests of the north. The native Indians lived on his flex and wore his skin on their backs; explorers returned home to spread extravagant legends about the great ‘Monster of superfluity’; sportsmen still praise him above all other beasts of the chase.
First published in 1955, this is still the most comprehensive work available on the moose. It brings together a detailed review of published literature and results of Dr Peterson’s personal studies in the field and in the laboratory. It has played a part in preventing the possible extinction of this valuable animal and it continues to provide the basis for a sound management programme for its continued conservation.
‘Few serious students of mammals can afford not to have this comprehensive reference work on the moose on their shelf.’
‘Here we have for the first time a scientific study of moose, in all its habit and ecological aspects, on a wide continental basis.'