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This all-photographic field guide features 374 vivid, full-color identification photographs that capture the natural color and stance of the animals and present them in their natural setting. The first visually organized mammal guide, this book uses helpful thumb-tab silhouettes, a visual key, and color photographs of animals, arranged by type, shape and size, to make identification simple and accurate. A second key permits the reader to identify animals by their tracks. Range map for each species covered. State-by-state range guide of small mammals by gegraphic location.
Now that public concern for wildlife conservation is at an all-time high, it is the perfect moment to issue this fully revised and expanded edition, packed with 375 color photos and with comprehensive, up-to-the-minute information on the characteristics, behavior and habitats of 390 species that live and breed in the United States and Canada.
The author, John O. Whitaker, Jr., is Professor of Life Sciences at Indiana State University, where he teaches courses in animal ecology, vertebrate zoology, mammalogy, and herpetology.