1997 1st edition; Heart And Blood: Living With Deer In America; Richard Nelson; stated First Edition; book and dust jacket excellent condition; signed by author (see image); Alfred A. Knoff publisher.
Richard K. Nelson (born 1941) is an American cultural anthropologist and writer. His work has focused primarily on the indigenous cultures of Alaska and, more generally, the relationships between people and nature. He is the host to a public radio series called Encounters aired nationally.
The story begins with the author tracking a deer on a remote island off the Alaskan coast ... Nelson examines the physiology of the deer, explaining how its unique digestive system and grazing habits have enabled it to thrive ... By the end of this journey we understand the deep reverence in which the author holds this magnificent animal. For to know deer is to glimpse the hidden heart of wildness itself.