Synopses & Reviews
Descriptions of 380 species include size, weight, color, markings, number of teeth, habitat, habits, and comparisons with similar species. Superb color illustrations and line drawings show 230 animals. Range maps as well as photos of skulls and drawings of animal tracks, dens, nests, and burrows round out the wealth of information given in "the best general guide to all of North America" (Peter Warshall, Whole Earth Review).
Mammals is divided into 3 main sections: "Discovering Mammals" includes background information on evolution, anatomy, behavior and habitat; "Observing
Mammals" provides practical advice on equipment, safety, animal track recognition, and photography tips; "Guide to Mammals" lists an extensive guide to the
160 most common mammals of the world.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-276) and index.
About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.