Bobcat: Master of Survival [NOOK Book]

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Bobcat: Master of Survival tells the story of the most adaptable and resilient wild feline in the world. While half the wild cat species worldwide are in danger, the bobcat is thriving, even expanding its range in North America. Why are bobcats flourishing when so many other wild felines are advancing towards extinction? The book explains how scientists apply the latest in wildlife research technology to probe this diminutive predator's habits and behavior. The reader is invited inside the bobcat's world to see ...
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Overview

Bobcat: Master of Survival tells the story of the most adaptable and resilient wild feline in the world. While half the wild cat species worldwide are in danger, the bobcat is thriving, even expanding its range in North America. Why are bobcats flourishing when so many other wild felines are advancing towards extinction? The book explains how scientists apply the latest in wildlife research technology to probe this diminutive predator's habits and behavior. The reader is invited inside the bobcat's world to see how they hunt, kill prey, raise their young, coexist with humans, and deftly navigate the endless obstacles to survival.
The bobcat is both the most studied and the most exploited wild feline in the world. Millions have been killed for the fur trade. They were the focus of major controversy in the 1970s that transformed international conservation of wild felines. The book discusses how economics and politics play a far greater role in bobcat management and conservation than does science. Bobcat is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the natural history and management of bobcats to appear in 40 years.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Impressive array of synthesized information...an enjoyable still informative read with Kevin's easy, poetic narrative." --Restoring Connetions

"The book provides a fairly exhaustive look at how the cats hunt, kill, breed and die - and how they coexist with humans, perhaps their only obstacle. ... Maybe the cat's air of mystery makes Hansen's first-person accounts of bobcat encounters particularly compelling."--The Arizona Republic

"This slim volume packs an amazing amount of information about bobcats into just over 200 pages and is well written in a conversational style that made me sorry to come to the last page."--F. Stephen Dobson, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199884728
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/2/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 663,014
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Kevin Hansen is Education Director at the Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation and Educational Foundation. Hansen has worked as a wildlife biologist, park ranger and writer throughout the US. He studied birds of prey in Oregon, fearl burros in Death Valley, alligators in the Florida Everglades, mountain lions in Arizona, and bobcats in California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Harley G. Shaw
Introduction
1. Bobcat Basics
2. The Petite Predator
3. From Den to Death
4. Bobcats at Home
5. From Predator to Pelt
6. The Predator Puzzle
Afterword

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    It was good but i have a question

    Why was her eyes closed but it was a very good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    To northenstars omen

    It needs to ve at least 4 pages but otherwhys its ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Brindletail

    Um... its ok.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    To below (blindstar)

    Blindstars mother had only one kit that was blindstar or kit. She was a runt/late bloomer. So her eyes wouldn't open yet even though she was gonna become an appentuce.

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    Posted June 3, 2012

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    K.

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    Kolyei

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    Posted July 18, 2012

    Im sugerpelt!!!

    Get out imppster.

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    This is sunclan territory get lost

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    May i join

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    Rainfire

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    To Amberclaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Mudclan

    Greetings! I am Featherstar! I am creating my clan here so if you wish to join,search icefire and touch the first result. We are excepting warriors,apprentices,a medicine cat, queens, kits, and elders. If you decide to join,try to recruit other cats. Good bye.
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    Posted January 29, 2012

    Will you adopt me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Bobcat

    I love cats and that is why i like this book

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