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Mammals of the National Parks
Synopses & Reviews
From the stunning seascapes of Acadia to the hot, dry desert of Death Valley, America's national parks and their mammal inhabitants are captured in vivid photographs in this breathtaking book written by two leading experts.
Book News Annotation:
For visitors to the national parks as well as armchair animal trackers, national parks expert Burde joins with Feldhammer (both: Southern Illinois U.--respectively, in forestry and in environmental studies and zoology) to profile 56 national parks and about as many mammals. The parks are described in terms of their geography, natural history, and conservation issues; and each is presented with a tiny map showing location in the US and a small color photo. Following is the section on mammals, each described in text and portrayed in a more generous-size color photo. At the end is a species distribution chart showing which mammals are present, possibly present, introduced, reintroduced, or extirpated at each park. The book is 9.5x11.5".
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the stunning seascapes of Acadia to the desert of Death Valley, America's national parks are home to hundreds of species of wild mammals. Captured in vivid photographs, both the mammals and the parks are revealed in this breathtaking book written by two leading experts — one a forester and the other a zoologist.
The first section of the book describes the history and landscape of each park, and gives an overview of conservation issues and tips on sighting particular animals. The second section provides a thorough description of each type of mammal, including physical characteristics, behavior, range, and feeding habits. Each entry outlines the environmental issues affecting the populations.
Providing a rare glimpse into the habits and habitats of mammals in all fifty-six national parks, Mammals of the National Parks captures the wonder and beauty of our national treasures.
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