This comprehensive new reference work provides a unique source of information about all 45 of the worlds deer species, covering everything from the ubiquitous North American whitetail to the hairy-fronted muntjac of east China. "The Encyclopedia of Deer" thoroughly covers each species physical characteristics, behavior, range, and population (many species are rare and/or endangered), and its relationship to humans in the areas in which it lives. The text is complemented by Rues amazing photographs, which capture deer in every season and activity. Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III, the most published wildlife photographer in North America, has spent much of his life studying, photographing, and living with wildlife in its natural habitat. This lifelong dedication and knowledge is sure to make "The Encyclopedia of Deer" a valuable reference work for years to come.