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Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America (Peterson Field Guide)by Fiona Reid
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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.
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 25 164 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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