Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species

Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species

by Mark Elbroch
     
 

2003 National Outdoor Book Award Winner Detailed track and trail data for 135 species with actual-size track illustrations in one section Scat photos and data for dozens of animals

The most thorough treatment of the subject ever published, this amazing guide brings together clear track and trail illustrations, range maps, and full-color photographs showing

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2003 National Outdoor Book Award Winner Detailed track and trail data for 135 species with actual-size track illustrations in one section Scat photos and data for dozens of animals

The most thorough treatment of the subject ever published, this amazing guide brings together clear track and trail illustrations, range maps, and full-color photographs showing feeding signs, scat, tunnels, burrows, bedding areas, remains, and more, to give a wealth of information about hundreds of mammal species living in North America. How to find, identify, measure, and interpret the clues mammals leave behind—explained and illustrated like never before. Includes essays that contextualize tracking as a developing science continually garnering more interest and participation; included also are instructive anecdotes from the author's work as a tracker and wildlife expert. An invaluable resource for beginning or professional trackers and wildlife enthusiasts in all North American locations.

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Library Journal
Reading sign has always been the distinguishing hallmark of those skilled in woods craft, whether as subsistence hunters, sports hunters, natural historians, or merely individuals interested in understanding more about the habits and habitats of wild creatures. The author, a noted authority in the fields of tracking and preserving traditional tracking skills, brings an ideal combination of practical experience and careful research to this work. The text covers 135 species, providing full-size track illustrations plus scat photos for numerous animals. The result is a meticulously written account that furnishes far more detail than earlier guides, such as those by Olaus Murie and Tom Brown. A definitive treatment, Elbroch's book will set the standard for years to come and is essential to anyone interested in tracking this continent's mammals.-Jim Casada, Outdoor Writers Assn. of America, Rockhill, SC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811726269
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
792
Sales rank:
118,034
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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