Mammals of North America

Mammals of North America

Temperate and Arctic Regions

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Identifies approximately 150 species that inhabit some of the same territory as humans and includes information on characteristics and behavior.

Firefly Books Ltd
Now in paper: A comprehensive field guide to the mammals of North America that gives insight into their behavior and history, well-illustrated with photographs and well-written by an expert in animal behavior and rainforest ecology.

An invaluable reference -- comprehensive, readable and filled with stunning color photographs.

This landmark reference by award-winning nature writer Adrian Forsyth includes scientific names, descriptions and behavioral information for the wild mammals of North America, but is much more than a field guide. In engaging language, the author delves into the reasons the animals live and act the way they do, explaining for example:

  • Why some predators are highly social while others live alone
  • Why shrews no bigger than a thimble eat more than their body weight each day
  • How a bat can pick a small insect off the surface of a leaf in total darkness
  • How a squat prehistoric pig-like animal evolved into the pronghorn antelope, one of the world's fastest creatures.

The text is illustrated with exquisite color photographs by some of North America's foremost wildlife photographers, making Mammals of North America an important nature reference for the entire family.

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books (U.S.), 1999
ISBN: 9781554072330
Characteristics: 350 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm


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Dec 03, 2009

Plenty of pictures, but the text does not get bogged down, so it is an interesting read.


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