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Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California (California Natural History Guides)

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Spotting an animals fresh footprints in the wild can conjure a world for the hiker: Why did the deer tracks disappear? Where did the cougar turn off the trail? What does it mean when two sets of footprints seem to coincide? This beautifully illustrated field guide, the first devoted to the tracks and signs of California animals—including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates like spiders and beetles—blends meticulous science with field experience to provide an engaging companion for both armchair exploration and easy field identification. Filled with useful tools for the wildlife expert, and essential background and visual aids for the novice, including in-depth information about the ecology of each species, this book goes beyond basic recognition of types to interpret what animals leave behind as a way of “seeing” how they move through the world.

Synopsis:

“Outstanding. This is a brilliant work by the best in the field. Watching a great tracker at work can feel like watching a magician, but this book demystifies the process and inspires the reader to begin to look closer and open the world of tracking.”—John Muir Laws, author of The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada

About the Author

Mark Elbroch is a wildlife biologist and the author of numerous field guides including Mammal Tracks and Signs: A Guide to North American Species (winner of the National Outdoors Book Award), Petersons Field Guide to Animal Tracks, and Petersons Reference Guide to the Behavior of North American Mammals. Michael Kresky is the founder and president of Effigy Art, a fine arts company in Santa Barbara. Jonah Evans is Research Biologist at Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Getting started

Quick reference: Sooted track plates

Chapter 3: Mammal Tracks and Trails

Chapter 4: Tracks and Trails of Bird and Other Animals

Quick reference: Tracks

Chapter 5: Animal Scats and scent marking behaviors

Quick reference: Scats

Chapter 6: Bird pellets

Quick reference: Pellets

Chapter 7: Mammal species accounts

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780520271098
Author:
Elbroch, Mark
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
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Author:
Kresky, Michael Raymond
Author:
Evans, Jonah Wy
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Author:
Kresky, Michael
Author:
Elbroch, Lawrence Mark
Author:
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Subject:
Biology-Zoology
Subject:
Zoology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
California Natural History Guides
Series Volume:
104
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
326 color illustrations, 250 line illust
Pages:
398
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1 in 17 oz

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Science and Mathematics » Biology » Zoology » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Animal Tracks and Tracking
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » World Wildlife

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“Outstanding. This is a brilliant work by the best in the field. Watching a great tracker at work can feel like watching a magician, but this book demystifies the process and inspires the reader to begin to look closer and open the world of tracking.”—John Muir Laws, author of The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada
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