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ISBN13: 9780691113241
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From the under-snow tunnels of Arctic lemmings to the egg nests of the bizarre Australian echidna, from the Pacific waters inhabited by sea otters and whales to the subways of major cities, this extraordinary and attractive book brings us into the homes and lives of some of earth's most fascinating animals.

Published in conjunction with a ten-part television series that will air on the Discovery Channel, The Life of Mammals brings us nose-to-nose with mammals in all of their beauty and immense variety. Renowned naturalist, writer, and filmmaker David Attenborough treks across every continent and kind of terrain to introduce us to such unusual and evolutionarily successful creatures as the Patagonian opossum, the Canadian pygmy shrew, the Alpine marmot, and the Malaysian sun bear. We meet slow-moving algae-covered sloths. We enter a pack of African wild dogs, seeing how their division of labor enables them to provide protection and food to pups, mothers, and old dogs. We learn about the navigation systems of bats and find out why Borneo's colugo is a superior glider to a flying squirrel. Along the way, Attenborough considers how evolution has shaped mammalian habits, leading herbivorous sea cows to take to the water and humans to commence agriculture.

Containing more than 200 spectacular color photographs, this is a book that will gratify anyone intrigued by the natural world and the animals that inhabit it. Informative, utterly absorbing, and classic Attenborough, it represents natural history at its finest.

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Published in conjunction with a ten-part television series that will air on the Discovery Channel, "The Life of Mammals" brings readers nose-to-nose with mammals in all of their beauty and immense variety. 200 illustrations.

Synopsis:

From the under-snow tunnels of Arctic lemmings to the egg nests of the bizarre Australian echidna, from the Pacific waters inhabited by sea otters and whales to the subways of major cities, this extraordinary and attractive book brings us into the homes and lives of some of earth's most fascinating animals.

Published in conjunction with a ten-part television series that will air on the Discovery Channel, The Life of Mammals brings us nose-to-nose with mammals in all of their beauty and immense variety. Renowned naturalist, writer, and filmmaker David Attenborough treks across every continent and kind of terrain to introduce us to such unusual and evolutionarily successful creatures as the Patagonian opossum, the Canadian pygmy shrew, the Alpine marmot, and the Malaysian sun bear. We meet slow-moving algae-covered sloths. We enter a pack of African wild dogs, seeing how their division of labor enables them to provide protection and food to pups, mothers, and old dogs. We learn about the navigation systems of bats and find out why Borneo's colugo is a superior glider to a flying squirrel. Along the way, Attenborough considers how evolution has shaped mammalian habits, leading herbivorous sea cows to take to the water and humans to commence agriculture.

Containing more than 200 spectacular color photographs, this is a book that will gratify anyone intrigued by the natural world and the animals that inhabit it. Informative, utterly absorbing, and classic Attenborough, it represents natural history at its finest.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive chronicle of the fascinating behaviors of mammals This new addition to the Peterson Reference Guide series is highly readable and full of curious facts. For example, did you know that when an opossum plays dead it isnand#8217;t pretending? Opossums actually do enter a catatonic deathlike state. Or look at armadillos, who sequester air in their guts, blow up to twice their normal volume, and paddle across the water. A guide not for identifying mammals, but to understanding what they do,Behavior of North American Mammalsprovides detailed information on more than 70 species of mammals and includes illuminating and attractive photographs and drawings. Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, the book includes information on daily and seasonal activity, food and foraging, home range and habitat, communication, courtship, and mating, development and dispersal of young, interactions with their own species, and interactions with other species.

About the Author

David Attenborough was born in 1926 and educated at Cambridge. He started making television documentaries in the 1950s, produced the series Zoo Quest, and made some of television's first black-and-white nature films before being promoted to senior management at the BBC. In the 1970s, Attenborough returned to filmmaking and has subsequently produced some of the most famous wildlife documentaries ever made, most notably his Life series. He was knighted in 1985 and now lives near London. He is the author of The Life of Birds, The Private Life of Plants, and Life on Air (all Princeton).

Table of Contents

FORWORD 7

1. A WINNING DESIGN 11

2. THE INSECT HUNTERS 38

3. CHISELLERS 61

4. PLANT PREDATORS 87

5. MEAT EATERS 124

6. THE OPPORTUNISTS 156

7. RETURN TO THE WATER 184

8. LIFE IN THE TREES 213

9. THE SOCIAL CLIMBERS 247

10. FOOD FOR THOUGHT 283

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 310

INDEX 316

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underworld_lucid_dreamer, May 21, 2008 (view all comments by underworld_lucid_dreamer)
David Attenborough, known for his lucid descriptions and his wonderful presentation of the natural world, describes the most well-known mammals in this short book. Giving some quick glances into the lives and habits of many of them along the way.

The book is full of pictures of animals and will be a great read even for a junior or any animal lover that needs to have a quick glance into this very interesting class of animals. I highly recommend it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780691113241
Author:
Attenborough, David
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Elbroch, Mark
Author:
Rinehart, Kurt
Location:
Princeton, New Jersey
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Subject:
Popular science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Peterson Reference Guides
Series Volume:
no. 211
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 39 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Published in conjunction with a ten-part television series that will air on the Discovery Channel, "The Life of Mammals" brings readers nose-to-nose with mammals in all of their beauty and immense variety. 200 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,

From the under-snow tunnels of Arctic lemmings to the egg nests of the bizarre Australian echidna, from the Pacific waters inhabited by sea otters and whales to the subways of major cities, this extraordinary and attractive book brings us into the homes and lives of some of earth's most fascinating animals.

Published in conjunction with a ten-part television series that will air on the Discovery Channel, The Life of Mammals brings us nose-to-nose with mammals in all of their beauty and immense variety. Renowned naturalist, writer, and filmmaker David Attenborough treks across every continent and kind of terrain to introduce us to such unusual and evolutionarily successful creatures as the Patagonian opossum, the Canadian pygmy shrew, the Alpine marmot, and the Malaysian sun bear. We meet slow-moving algae-covered sloths. We enter a pack of African wild dogs, seeing how their division of labor enables them to provide protection and food to pups, mothers, and old dogs. We learn about the navigation systems of bats and find out why Borneo's colugo is a superior glider to a flying squirrel. Along the way, Attenborough considers how evolution has shaped mammalian habits, leading herbivorous sea cows to take to the water and humans to commence agriculture.

Containing more than 200 spectacular color photographs, this is a book that will gratify anyone intrigued by the natural world and the animals that inhabit it. Informative, utterly absorbing, and classic Attenborough, it represents natural history at its finest.

"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive chronicle of the fascinating behaviors of mammals This new addition to the Peterson Reference Guide series is highly readable and full of curious facts. For example, did you know that when an opossum plays dead it isnand#8217;t pretending? Opossums actually do enter a catatonic deathlike state. Or look at armadillos, who sequester air in their guts, blow up to twice their normal volume, and paddle across the water. A guide not for identifying mammals, but to understanding what they do,Behavior of North American Mammalsprovides detailed information on more than 70 species of mammals and includes illuminating and attractive photographs and drawings. Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, the book includes information on daily and seasonal activity, food and foraging, home range and habitat, communication, courtship, and mating, development and dispersal of young, interactions with their own species, and interactions with other species.
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