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Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America (Peterson Field Guide)by Fiona Reid
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The best-selling field guides of all time
Toand#160;see a fog shrew, shouldand#160;you go toand#160;Muir Woods National Monument? If youandrsquo;re planning to visit Yellowstone National Park, what animals can you expect to see? When should aand#160;photographer visit to get a shot of a gray fox?
A mammal finderandrsquo;s guide (rather than an identification guide), this book tells you how to look, where to go, and what you are likely to find there. Two main sections provide a choice of looking up information by place or by species: The first includes regions of North America, highlighting the best places to look for mammals. The species-finding guide has accounts of more than four hundred species of mammals, including detailed directions to specific parks, refuges, and other locations; the best times of day (or night) to look; and much more information specific to each mammal.
Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute
VLADIMIR DINETS has a PhD in zoology and specializes in animal behavior, conservation biology, and the natural history of little-known animals living in remote places.
To learn more, visit www.petersonfieldguides.com or scan here.and#160;
The Peterson Field Guide Series (R) Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute
America's Best-Selling Field Guides
THE PETERSON IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM Roger Tory Peterson's unique system shows exactly what features to look for to tell one species from another.
EASE OF USE Peterson Field Guides are designed to work in the field, and every illustration, every word, is directed to that end.
THE AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS For each Field Guide, an author with expertise in the subject and an experienced artist work closely with the editors to ensure that both text and illustrations are accurate.
A Field Guide to Mammals of North America The most comprehensive, in-depth, and current guide to North American mammals, this book covers all the mammals found in North America north of Mexico, including those that live in near-shore waters. The only guide to include paintings and photographs of the animals as well as photographs of mammal skulls, it has 80 color plates, plus 46 additional color illustrations and black-and-white drawings, nearly 400 range maps, and more than 100 color photographs.
A guide to finding and observing 420 species of North American mammals, including the art of mammal watching, the best locations, and a species-finding guide.
This fourth edition has been completely rewritten, with all-new range maps and illustrations for all species.
About the Author
Fiona A. Reid has led nature tours for Questers Tours and Travel, New York, for the past decade, showing tourists the wonders of diverse lands from Indonesia to Alaska to Venezuela. An accomplished writer and artist, she has written and/or illustrated numerous field guides, including A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico, The Golden Guide to Bats of the World, and Mammals of the Neotropics.
Table of Contents
List of Plates viii Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiv Figure 1 xix Plates 1 Skull Plates 134 Figures 2and#150;5 164 Species Accounts American Opossums: Didelphimorphia 171 Armadillos: Cingulata 173 Manatees and Dugongs: Sirenia 175 Rodents: Rodentia 177 Pikas, Rabbits, and Hares: Lagomorpha 341 Shrews and Moles: Soricimorpha 360 Bats: Chiroptera 391 Carnivores: Carnivora 432 Even-toed Ungulates: Artiodactyla 487 Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: Cetacea 510 Glossary 551 References 554 Photo Credits 556 Index 558
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