The Encyclopedia of Mammals (3 Volume Set) / Edition 2

The Encyclopedia of Mammals (3 Volume Set) / Edition 2

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by David Macdonald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816064946

ISBN-13: 9780816064946

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

In three comprehensive volumes. The Encyclopedia of Mammals combines the latest developments in natural history and science with a structure that reflects the way the subject is currently studied. The text, written by a team of advisory editors and some of the world's top biologists, is vivid, readable, thoroughly informed, and richly enhanced with superb drawings and

Overview

In three comprehensive volumes. The Encyclopedia of Mammals combines the latest developments in natural history and science with a structure that reflects the way the subject is currently studied. The text, written by a team of advisory editors and some of the world's top biologists, is vivid, readable, thoroughly informed, and richly enhanced with superb drawings and photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816064946
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Facts on File Natural Science Library
Edition description:
3 Volume Set
Pages:
1000
Product dimensions:
(w) x 0.35(h) x (d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Primates290
Why Primates Have Big Brains302
Seeing in Color304
Grooming and Family Life306
Strepsirhines308
Typical Lemurs310
Sportive Lemurs314
Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs316
Indri, Sifakas, and Woolly Lemurs320
Aye-aye322
Bush Babies, Lorises, and Pottos324
Monkeys and Tarsiers330
Tarsiers332
Marmosets and Tamarins334
Capuchin-like Monkeys344
Leafeaters of the New World354
Guenons, Macaques, and Baboons356
Friendships between the Sexes360
Just Like Us?366
A Male-Dominated Society376
Monkeys in the Snow378
Colobus and Leaf Monkeys380
Why Primates Kill Their Young392
Fruitful Cooperation394
Apes396
Gibbons398
Defense by Singing404
Chimpanzees406
The Bushmeat Trade413
Gorillas414
Orangutans420
Last Chance for the Orang?424
Tree Shrews426
Colugos432
Subungulates434
Elephants436
An Elephant's Early Years446
Hyraxes448
Aardvark452
Hoofed Mammals454
Odd-Toed Ungulates466
Horses, Zebras, and Asses468
Tapirs474
Rhinoceroses476
Even-Toed Ungulates482
Wild Pigs and Boars484
Peccaries488
Hippopotamuses490
Camels and Llamas496
Chevrotains500
Musk Deer502
Deer504
Sex Ratio Manipulation in Red Deer514
Sexual Partners on Parade516
Reindeer Migration518
Giraffe and Okapi520
Giraffes and Plant Defenses527
Pronghorn528
Wild Cattle and Spiral-Horned Antelopes530
Managing Bison in Yellowstone540
Duikers542
Grazing Antelopes546
Solving the Masai Mara Mystery556
A Specialist for Extremes558
Gazelles and Dwarf Antelopes560
Goat Antelopes570
Age, Sex, and the Weather576
Volume 2 Indexviii
Picture and Artwork Creditsxvi

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