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The best-selling field guide that "sets new standards" (New Scientist) and "makes all other field guides for mammals of the United States. . . and Canada obsolete" (Journal of Mammalogy) is now even better. Covering 20 species recognized since 2002 and including 13 new color plates, this fully revised edition of Mammals of North America illustrates all 462 known mammal species in the United States and Canada--each in beautiful color and accurate detail. With a more up-to-date species list than any other guide, improved facing-page descriptions, easier-to-read distribution maps, updated common and scientific names, and track and scat illustrations, this slim, light, and easy-to-use volume is the must-have source for identifying North American mammals.

Roland Kays and Don Wilson have scoured the technical literature to pull out the key differences between similar species, and illustrated these whenever possible, making the guide useful to amateur naturalists and professional zoologists alike. Casual animal watchers will appreciate the overview of mammal diversity and the tips on identifying animals they can spy in their binoculars, while scientists will appreciate the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species, including illustrations of shrew teeth, bat toes, and whale dorsal fins.

  • The best-illustrated and easiest-to-use field guide to North American mammals
  • Beautiful and accurate color illustrations of all 462 mammals found in the United States and Canada--including 20 species recognized since 2002
  • 112 color plates--including 13 new ones
  • Key identification information--fully revised--on facing pages
  • The most current taxonomy/species list
  • Fully revised, easy-to-read range maps
  • Illustrations of tracks, scat, and whale and dolphin dive sequences

Synopsis:

The best-selling field guide that "sets new standards" (New Scientist) and "makes all other field guides for mammals of the United States. . . and Canada obsolete" (Journal of Mammalogy) is now even better. Covering 20 species recognized since 2002 and including 13 new color plates, this fully revised edition of Mammals of North America illustrates all 462 known mammal species in the United States and Canada--each in beautiful color and accurate detail. With a more up-to-date species list than any other guide, improved facing-page descriptions, easier-to-read distribution maps, updated common and scientific names, and track and scat illustrations, this slim, light, and easy-to-use volume is the must-have source for identifying North American mammals.

Roland Kays and Don Wilson have scoured the technical literature to pull out the key differences between similar species, and illustrated these whenever possible, making the guide useful to amateur naturalists and professional zoologists alike. Casual animal watchers will appreciate the overview of mammal diversity and the tips on identifying animals they can spy in their binoculars, while scientists will appreciate the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species, including illustrations of shrew teeth, bat toes, and whale dorsal fins.

  • The best-illustrated and easiest-to-use field guide to North American mammals
  • Beautiful and accurate color illustrations of all 462 mammals found in the United States and Canada--including 20 species recognized since 2002
  • 112 color plates--including 13 new ones
  • Key identification information--fully revised--on facing pages
  • The most current taxonomy/species list
  • Fully revised, easy-to-read range maps
  • Illustrations of tracks, scat, and whale and dolphin dive sequences

Synopsis:

The best-selling field guide that "sets new standards" (New Scientist) and "makes all other field guides for mammals of the United States. . . and Canada obsolete" (Journal of Mammalogy) is now even better. Covering 20 species recognized since 2002 and including 13 new color plates, this fully revised edition of Mammals of North America illustrates all 462 known mammal species in the United States and Canada--each in beautiful color and accurate detail. With a more up-to-date species list than any other guide, improved facing-page descriptions, easier-to-read distribution maps, updated common and scientific names, and track and scat illustrations, this slim, light, and easy-to-use volume is the must-have source for identifying North American mammals.

Roland Kays and Don Wilson have scoured the technical literature to pull out the key differences between similar species, and illustrated these whenever possible, making the guide useful to amateur naturalists and professional zoologists alike. Casual animal watchers will appreciate the overview of mammal diversity and the tips on identifying animals they can spy in their binoculars, while scientists will appreciate the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species, including illustrations of shrew teeth, bat toes, and whale dorsal fins.

  • The best-illustrated and easiest-to-use field guide to North American mammals
  • Beautiful and accurate color illustrations of all 462 mammals found in the United States and Canada--including 20 species recognized since 2002
  • 112 color plates--including 13 new ones
  • Key identification information--fully revised--on facing pages
  • The most current taxonomy/species list
  • Fully revised, easy-to-read range maps
  • Illustrations of tracks, scat, and whale and dolphin dive sequences

About the Author

Roland W. Kays is the curator of mammals at the New York State Museum. Don E. Wilson is a senior scientist at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. His books include "The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals" and "Mammal Species of the World".

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

Species Included 8

What Is a Species? 8

What Information Is Included? 8

What Information Is Not Included? 10

Further Reading 10

Recommended Internet Resources 10

Using This Book to Identify a Mammal 11

Quick Mammal ID Chart 12

How Are Mammals Related? 16

Mammal Measurements and Anatomy 17

Species Plates 18

Glossary 240

Index 242

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691142784
Author:
Kays, Roland W.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Kays, Roland
Author:
Wilson, Don E.
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Mammals -- North America.
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Subject:
Popular science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Princeton Field Guides
Publication Date:
November 2009
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
112 color illus. 102 line illus. 460 map
Pages:
816
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 14 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The best-selling field guide that "sets new standards" (New Scientist) and "makes all other field guides for mammals of the United States. . . and Canada obsolete" (Journal of Mammalogy) is now even better. Covering 20 species recognized since 2002 and including 13 new color plates, this fully revised edition of Mammals of North America illustrates all 462 known mammal species in the United States and Canada--each in beautiful color and accurate detail. With a more up-to-date species list than any other guide, improved facing-page descriptions, easier-to-read distribution maps, updated common and scientific names, and track and scat illustrations, this slim, light, and easy-to-use volume is the must-have source for identifying North American mammals.

Roland Kays and Don Wilson have scoured the technical literature to pull out the key differences between similar species, and illustrated these whenever possible, making the guide useful to amateur naturalists and professional zoologists alike. Casual animal watchers will appreciate the overview of mammal diversity and the tips on identifying animals they can spy in their binoculars, while scientists will appreciate the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species, including illustrations of shrew teeth, bat toes, and whale dorsal fins.

  • The best-illustrated and easiest-to-use field guide to North American mammals
  • Beautiful and accurate color illustrations of all 462 mammals found in the United States and Canada--including 20 species recognized since 2002
  • 112 color plates--including 13 new ones
  • Key identification information--fully revised--on facing pages
  • The most current taxonomy/species list
  • Fully revised, easy-to-read range maps
  • Illustrations of tracks, scat, and whale and dolphin dive sequences

"Synopsis" by , The best-selling field guide that "sets new standards" (New Scientist) and "makes all other field guides for mammals of the United States. . . and Canada obsolete" (Journal of Mammalogy) is now even better. Covering 20 species recognized since 2002 and including 13 new color plates, this fully revised edition of Mammals of North America illustrates all 462 known mammal species in the United States and Canada--each in beautiful color and accurate detail. With a more up-to-date species list than any other guide, improved facing-page descriptions, easier-to-read distribution maps, updated common and scientific names, and track and scat illustrations, this slim, light, and easy-to-use volume is the must-have source for identifying North American mammals.

Roland Kays and Don Wilson have scoured the technical literature to pull out the key differences between similar species, and illustrated these whenever possible, making the guide useful to amateur naturalists and professional zoologists alike. Casual animal watchers will appreciate the overview of mammal diversity and the tips on identifying animals they can spy in their binoculars, while scientists will appreciate the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species, including illustrations of shrew teeth, bat toes, and whale dorsal fins.

  • The best-illustrated and easiest-to-use field guide to North American mammals
  • Beautiful and accurate color illustrations of all 462 mammals found in the United States and Canada--including 20 species recognized since 2002
  • 112 color plates--including 13 new ones
  • Key identification information--fully revised--on facing pages
  • The most current taxonomy/species list
  • Fully revised, easy-to-read range maps
  • Illustrations of tracks, scat, and whale and dolphin dive sequences

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