Synopses & Reviews
The only volume to deal specifically with the mid-Atlantic region, this practical guide describes in detail the 88 terrestrial mammals found there as well as the 33 marine species that inhabit the offshore waters. The authors offer expert descriptions of each species, including feeding habits, activity cycles, reproductive biology, and relation to other animals and humans. By emphasizing the relationships between mammals and their environments, the authors reveal how these animals live throughout the year. They guide readers to an appreciation of mammalian life and a keen awareness of the importance of conservation and habitat preservation.
This popular guide, with 117 color photographs plus range maps, acquaints readers of all ages with the exceptional variety of mamals found in this four-state region. The authors describe 88 terrestrial mammals and 33 marine species and discuss the importance of conservation and habitat preservation.
Mammals of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Maryland is well written, informative, and complete in its coverage of species from bats to whales. Contains exciting insight into the lives of all mammals of the region.'
About the Author
Wm. David Webster is professor of biology and curator of mammals at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. James F. Parnell lives in Wilmington and is coauthor of Birds of the Carolinas. Walter C. Biggs Jr. is coauthor, with Parnell, of State Parks of North Carolina.