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Animal Skulls
     

Animal Skulls

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by Mark Elbroch
 

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• Comprehensive guide to the animals of North America • Fully illustrated with drawings and photographs • User-friendly format makes comparing species easy This uniquely thorough reference and guidebook offers illustrations, descriptions, and measurements for the skulls of some 275 animal species found throughout North America. The skull--the collection

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• Comprehensive guide to the animals of North America • Fully illustrated with drawings and photographs • User-friendly format makes comparing species easy This uniquely thorough reference and guidebook offers illustrations, descriptions, and measurements for the skulls of some 275 animal species found throughout North America. The skull--the collection of bones that house and protect a creature's brain and sensory organs--is the key anatomical feature used to identify an animal and understand many of its behaviors. This book describes in words and pictures the bones and regions of the skull important to identification, including illustrations of all the bones in the cranium, leading to a greater understanding of a creature's place in the natural world. Life-size drawings and detailed measurements make this guide an invaluable reference for wildlife professionals, trackers, and animal-lovers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811733090
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
744
Sales rank:
351,742
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

NOBA award-winning author Mark Elbroch has contributed to numerous research projects in North America, including the capturing and collaring of cougars and Glacier National Park's bear sign survey. He lives in Vermont.

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Animal Skulls 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Tarkin More than 1 year ago
This book is very good. I think my favorite features of this book are the pictures. While I may have missed something, it appears that this book includes pictures for every skull it covers. Many of the pictures in this book are in black and white in order to highlight anatomical features; however, the book includes many color pictures as well. Also, another very cool feature in this book is a to scale skull chart for many of the smaller mammals. One of the few downfalls of this book is that it focuses primarily on mammals (actually, since I am primarily interested in mammals this isn't really a problem for me). While this book does include a section on birds, reptiles, and amphibians, it only covers families for birds and orders (as well as a few suborders) for reptiles and amphibians. In contrast to the more broad coverage of non-mammals, this book includes identification for mammal skulls up to the species level. Also, one other feature that this book is missing is demographic information. While this is understandable since this book is about skull recognition, it does mean that a separate field guide including species demographics is necessary in order to narrow down the identity of a skull based on location. In summary, this book is great if you are interested in recognizing North American mammal skulls. I am a biology student and have recently completed the skull identification section of the lab for my mammalogy class. This book was provided by my mammalogy professor as an aid in identifying animal skulls and was extremely useful. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in identifying North American mammal skulls. I just wish they offered it in hardcover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommended by my college professor for our wildlife ecology and identification course. It is the best resource I had for the class.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the book that trackers and naturalists have needed for a long time. It's finally here and it's outstanding! Now when I take apart an owl pellet I'll be able to determine what the owl was eating, and hence what small wildlife is abundant in that area. And when I'm out and discover part of a skull from a mammal, bird, amphibian, or reptile, I'll be able to find what that is too. Mark Elbrock has done it again: an instant classic, and a book that all trackers and naturalists should have in their collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the book that trackers and naturalists have needed for a long time. It's finally here and it's outstanding! Now when I take apart an owl pellet I'll be able to determine what the owl was eating, and hence what small wildlife is abundant in that area. And when I'm out and discover part of a skull from a mammal, bird, amphibian, or reptile, I'll be able to find what that is too. Mark Elbrock has done it again: an instant classic, and a book that all trackers and naturalists should have in their collection.