Mammals of North America

Mammals of North America

Temperate and Arctic Regions

Book - 1999
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This landmark reference by award-winning science writer Adrian Forsyth is completely up-to-date with the latest scientific names and behavioral data on the wild mammals of North America. Much more than a field guide, Mammals of North America goes beyond simple identification and description, and delves into the reasons wild mammals live and act the way they do: Why are some predators highly social, while others live alone? Why must shrews no bigger than a thimble eat more than their body weight each day or face certain starvation? How can a bat pick a small insect off the surface of a leaf in total darkness? How did a squat prehistoric pig-like animal evolve into one of the world's fastest creatures, the pronghorn antelope?

Blessed with vast areas of wilderness, the United States and Canada support the largest and healthiest populations of native mammals on Earth. Even residents of urban centers are seldom more than a morning's drive from the splendors of wild-mammal life. Whether you enjoy wildlife firsthand or from the comfort of your armchair, Adrian Forsyth's Mammals of North America will prove an essential and fascinating resource.

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books, 1999.
ISBN: 9781552094099
155209409X
Branch Call Number: 599.097 FOR
Characteristics: 350 p. : col. ill., col. maps

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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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