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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.
The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mammals--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
From a stop-action photograph of the amazing flying squirrel to Big Horn Sheep perched on a rock face, this guide puts the world of mammals in your hands. Illustrated with more than 300 full-color photographs, each species account includes information on physical characteristics, size, similar species, breeding, tracks and other signs, habitat, and range, as well as commentary on feeding, nesting, and other behaviors. Easy-to-read range maps, detailed anatomical illustrations of different mammals, track illustrations, and a state-by-state location guide make this the decisive authority on North American mammals.
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.