Synopses & Reviews
Providing essential guidance for a myriad of circumstances and skill levels, this virtually indestructible series of pocket guides includes tips and tricks for exploring the outdoors as well as preparing for natural disasters. From studying wildlife and diverse environments to sound advice for hunting and boating enthusiasts, this collection is ideal for the everyday adventurer. Unlike bulky guidebooks, these waterproof, travel-size companions are perfect for navigating the wilderness, built to endure day hikes, fishing expeditions, and camping trips for years to come. The ideal companion for nature aficionados, this outdoor reference identifies the skulls and bones of common North American mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Demonstrating how to infer the behavior of animals based on their limb shapes and dental patterns, this guide also includes comprehensive instructions for preparing and preserving specimens.
"Pocket Naturalist Guides are to nature-loving backpackers what CliffsNotes are to teens trying to navigate Shakespeare: essential." —Backpacker Magazine
This Duraguide teaches how to identify the skulls and bones of common North American mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fishes. Indulge your inner explorer and learn how to infer the behavior of animals based on their skull and limb shape and dental patterns. This nearly indestructible guide also features step-by-step instructions for preparing and preserving specimens.
Indulge your inner explorer and learn where you are likely to find bones and how to identify animals based on their skull and limb shape and size, dental patterns, horns and beaks. This Duraguideand#174; teaches how to identify the skulls and bones of common North American mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fishes and also features a 20 in. (50 cm) ruler and step-by-step instructions for preparing and preserving specimens. This lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
About the Author
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.