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eBook Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America download ISBN: 0679736867
Author: Richard Nelson
Publisher: Vintage; First Vintage Departures Edition edition (September 29, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 416
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So writes Richard Nelson, award-winning author of The Island Within, in this far-ranging and deeply personal look at our complex relationship with this most beautiful, but amazingly elusive, creature.

So writes Richard Nelson, award-winning author of The Island Within, in this far-ranging and deeply personal look at our complex relationship with this most beautiful, but amazingly elusive, creature. Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America begins with the author tracking a deer on a remote island off the Alaskan coast

Heart and Blood book.

Heart and Blood book. When it comes to deer, wildness is the greatest truth. In Heart and Blood, Richard Nelson has produced a book of outstanding insight and intelligence that brings us closer to our natural world and, in the process, closer to our own true nature.

In Heart and Blood, Richard Nelson has produced a book of outstanding insight and intelligence that brings us closer .

In Heart and Blood, Richard Nelson has produced a book of outstanding insight and intelligence that brings us closer to our natural world and, in the process, closer to our own true nature. Nelson also explores the role of the deer in traditional Native American life, takes us with him on a hunt, and awes us as he witnesses the birth of a fawn-an event rarely seen by humans. By the end of this journey we understand the deep reverence in which the author holds this magnificent animal. For to know the deer is to glimpse the hidden heart of wildness itself.

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excerpted from Heart And Blood: Living With Deer In America. Richard Nelson is a cultural anthropologist who writes about how we relate to the natural world. His books include The Island Within (Vintage) and Make Prayers to the Raven: A Koyukon View of the Northern Forest (University of Chicago Press). Policies & Plans. See any care plans, options and policies that may be associated with this product. Electrode, App-product, Comp-389271298, DC-prod-cdc03, ENV-prod-a, PROF-PROD, VER-29.

Richard Nelson is a cultural anthropologist and creative nonfiction writer whose work focuses on human relationships to. .His book The Island Within, a personal journey into the natural world surrounding his home, received the John Burroughs Award for nature writing.

Richard Nelson is a cultural anthropologist and creative nonfiction writer whose work focuses on human relationships to the natural world. He is also the Executive Producer, Writer, and Narrator for Encounters, a weekly, half-hour radio series exploring the natural world and human relationships to the environment in Alaska. Encounters programs have been broadcast on public radio stations throughout Alaska since January, 2004.

Ecology at the Heart of Faith: The Challenge of Heart That Leads to a New Away of Living on Earth Richard D. Nelson - 2003 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 57 (3):251-265.

Ecology at the Heart of Faith: The Challenge of Heart That Leads to a New Away of Living on Earth. Anne Hunt - 2007 - The Australasian Catholic Record 84 (3):371. Richard D. What Pushed Me Over the Edge Was a Deer Hunter : Being Vegan in North America. Christopher A. Hirschler - 2011 - Society and Animals 19 (2):156-174. Studies on the Psychophysiology of Boredom: Part 2. The Effect of a Lowered Room Temperature and an Added Incentive on Blood Pressure, Report of Boredom, and Other Factors.

Nelson's next book, The Island Within, won the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished natural history writing

Nelson's next book, The Island Within, won the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished natural history writing Nelson's more recent works include Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America and Patriotism and the American Land (book two in The New Patriotism Series) with Barry Lopez and Terry Tempest Williams.

There may be as many as 25 million deer in the United States today, far more than were here when the first Europeans arrived five centuries ago - a fact that scientists attribute not only to the decline of predators and the deer's ability to "eat and digest nearly anything that grows," but also, ironically, to the creation of open, deer-friendly habitat.

"When it comes to deer, wildness is the greatest truth. And tameness is a tender, innocent lie."  So writes Richard Nelson, award-winning author of The Island Within, in this far-ranging and deeply personal look at our complex relationship with this most beautiful, but amazingly elusive, creature.Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America  begins with the author tracking a deer on a remote island off the Alaskan coast. From there he takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey, visiting such disparate territories of the deer as a hunting ranch in Texas; a state park in California; a Wisconsin forest on opening day of the hunting season; Fire Island, New York; and the suburbs of Denver--where the deer have become so numerous that they pose hazards to landscape, motorist, and pedestrian alike.Nelson examines the physiology of the deer, explaining how its unique digestive system and grazing habits have enabled it to thrive in the varied environments of the United States, whether wild, suburban, or urban. He investigates the different methods of controlling the deer's skyrocketing numbers, from the more "humane  methods of relocation and sterilization, to hunting--in all its forms. Nelson also explores the role of the deer in traditional Native American life, takes us with him on a hunt, and awes us as he witnesses the birth of a fawn--an event rarely seen by humans.By the end of this journey we understand the deep reverence in which the author holds this magnificent animal. For to know the deer is to glimpse the hidden heart of wildness itself. In Heart and Blood, Richard Nelson has produced a book of outstanding insight and intelligence that brings us closer to our natural world and, in the process, closer to our own true nature
Comments: (7)
Wymefw
I bought this book because it was highly recommended in another book, THE BEAST IN THE GARDEN (about cougars). It is elegantly written, thus, the Beautiful part....and it is well researched and shows empathy and understanding for the various and often opposing views of "living with deer in America." Adds to the national discussion about hunting, diet, managing wildlife, respecting the mystery of the wild lives among, around (and within 'd say) us.
Axebourne
This is a very informative book. Sometimes a little too many statistics for my taste. Richard Nelson speaks from a vast experience with the subject. I am glad I bought it, and will probably keep it for reference.
Buzatus
Excellent. Bought a copy for each instructor in my wildlife leadership academy.
Adorardana
This book looks at deer from the perspective of modern hunters, primitive subsistence hunters, anti-hunters and more and encompasses a range of life experiences the author has had. I read it years ago and had to own a copy for myself. If you love to hunt deer but have ever felt conflicted about the killing I think you will identify with this book. I would like to think that this book might help to open the eyes of the naïve on both sides of the hunting controversy. But will they be open-minded enough to read it?
Vutaur
The content of this book is really great and my husband (who is the hunter) and I (who just loves the out of doors) highly recommend it. However this particular print of the book is poor. There is faded ink on almost every page although not bad enough that it could not be read. I bought a cheaper version from A1 Books so I got what I paid for.
Nicanagy
As a deer hunter, I found myself somewhat annoyed at this author in parts of "Heart and Blood". Even though he himself is a hunter, he seemed at times to be too sympathetic toward anti-hunting attitudes and people. Perhaps though, that is simply an indication that the author accomplished what he set out to do. That is, to examine the complicated relationship between the American people and the deer they live in close proximity to in almost every part of the country. This book provides an all around look at that relationship most particularly as it affects modern America. Various chapters approach different issues and the geographic settings vary widely. Recommended for deer hunters and those who question the need for deer hunting.
Cia
I have not read a book about hunting and hunters that so thoroughly and interestingly covers the ethic, anthropology and natural history/ecology of hunting. I would consider it required reading for all out-doors people right along with Aldo Leupold's Sand County Almanac. The information and ideas presented are well documented in the bibliography. Nelson weaves the knowledge and wisdom he has gleaned into the natural history of man in North America in a way that clearly shows the interdependent web of existance. He does not moralize on the subject. He does explain the ethics of good stewardship and how and why they have come about. He encourages hunters to maintain and improve on their understanding of the world and their part in the order of things.
As a National Park Service Ranger and animal lover I've personally and professionally struggled with the issues surrounding deer management -- Bullets or starvation, which is more humane? Deer abundance or ecosystem biodiversity? Etc. etc. I've also read a great deal of literature spanning the entire HEART and BLOOD spectrum. This is the most accurate, fair, and comprehensive treatment on deer management I've ever seen.
Richard Nelson is the epitome of the professional anthropologist. He walks with as much confidence in the scientific and statistical world of biology/wildlife mgmt. as he does in the socio-political world of mass media, voters, and taxpayers.
The veteran scientist will regard the imagery in a few of his more vivid passages as "filler". These readers should be reminded that if the management of deer wasn't an emotional issue there would be far fewer researchers employed in such capacity. Hopefully they also realize that when Nelson describes tracking a food stressed doe in winter with "...at last I found her at the end of her tracks like a pencil resting in mid sentence," he didn't choose those words to impress an English teacher but to describe to the layperson exactly what it is like to pursue a starving animal.
On the other extreme the animal rights activist may try to skip over all of Nelson's nuances regarding deer behavior, physiology, and biochemistry. However, Nelson goes to great lengths to interject such information at a gentle rate and in very accessible terms.
With sincere unbiased reporting he describes opposing positions on classic bipolar debates. Then with his own arguments Nelson blurs the dividing line so thoroughly that animal rights activist will find themselves whispering "I can see how a hunter could be an animal lover too." and wildlife managers will end up muttering "I suppose individual animal welfare is worth the millions being spent on finding viable management alternatives to the bullet."
To say that this book has something for everybody would not only be cliche, it would be inaccurate. This book has everything for everybody. If you don't believe me, get a degree in Wildlife Management. Spend hundreds of hours tracking deer, thousands of hours pouring over scores of boring scientific research papers, EISs, lawsuits, and "blood-thirsty" calls-to-arms by animal rights organizations.
Or save yourself a few thousand dollars tuition and buy and enjoy reading this book. Allow Nelson who has already done the "BLOOD" work to take you directly to the "HEART" of the dilemma in a mere 400 pages.