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China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and color plates illustrate a majority of species. Written by a team of leading specialists, including Professor Wang Sung who provides a history of Chinese mammalogy, A Guide to the Mammals of China is the ideal reference for researchers and a delight for anyone interested in China's rich mammal fauna.

  • The definitive, comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all of China's 556 mammal species
  • High-quality color plates accompany the detailed text
  • Each species account comes with a distribution map
  • Organized taxonomically for easy reference
  • Includes an extensive bibliography

Synopsis:

"This is destined to be a landmark book on Asian mammals. Its publication marks a watershed event, enabling public understanding of a tenth of the world's mammal species. Contributors to the volume include many of the world's experts on Chinese mammals. This is an ambitious book."--Bruce D. Patterson, Field Museum of Natural History

Synopsis:

China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and color plates illustrate a majority of species. Written by a team of leading specialists, including Professor Wang Sung who provides a history of Chinese mammalogy, A Guide to the Mammals of China is the ideal reference for researchers and a delight for anyone interested in China's rich mammal fauna.
  • The definitive, comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all of China's 556 mammal species
  • High-quality color plates accompany the detailed text
  • Each species account comes with a distribution map
  • Organized taxonomically for easy reference
  • Includes an extensive bibliography

About the Author

Andrew T. Smith is the Parents Association Professor of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Yan Xie is associate research professor in the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Robert S. Hoffmann, now retired, was director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Darrin Lunde is collections manager in the Department of Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History. John MacKinnon is a zoologist and writer whose many books include "A Field Guide to the Birds of China". Don E. Wilson is curator of mammals at the National Museum of Natural History. W. Chris Wozencraft (1953-2007) was professor of biology at Bethel College. Federico Gemma, based in Rome, is a wildlife artist and freelance natural-history illustrator.

Table of Contents

List of Species Plates xi

List of Figures xv

List of Maps xvii

List of Habitat Illustrations xix

Preface xxi

Contributors xxiii

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691099842
Author:
Smith, Andrew T.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Editor:
Xie, Yan
Editor:
Hoffmann, Robert S.
Author:
MacKinnon, John
Author:
Gemma, Federico
Author:
Lunde, Darrin
Author:
Do
Author:
Wilson, Don E.
Author:
Xie, Yan
Author:
n E. Wilson
Author:
Hoffmann, Robert S.
Author:
Wozencraft, W. Chris
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
China
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Mammals -- China.
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Subject:
Popular science
Copyright:
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
83 color illus. 572 maps.
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Reference
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Zoology » Mammals
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Applied
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Asian Wildlife
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Field Guides » World
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General

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Product details 576 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691099842 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "This is destined to be a landmark book on Asian mammals. Its publication marks a watershed event, enabling public understanding of a tenth of the world's mammal species. Contributors to the volume include many of the world's experts on Chinese mammals. This is an ambitious book."--Bruce D. Patterson, Field Museum of Natural History
"Synopsis" by , China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and color plates illustrate a majority of species. Written by a team of leading specialists, including Professor Wang Sung who provides a history of Chinese mammalogy, A Guide to the Mammals of China is the ideal reference for researchers and a delight for anyone interested in China's rich mammal fauna.
  • The definitive, comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all of China's 556 mammal species
  • High-quality color plates accompany the detailed text
  • Each species account comes with a distribution map
  • Organized taxonomically for easy reference
  • Includes an extensive bibliography
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