Mammals of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Maryland / Edition 1

Mammals of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Maryland / Edition 1

by Wm. David Webster, James F. Parnell, Walter Biggs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807855421

ISBN-13: 9780807855423

Pub. Date: 03/15/2004

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

The only volume to deal specifically with the mid-Atlantic region, this practical guide describes in detail the 88 terrestrial mammals found there as well as the 33 marine species that inhabit the offshore waters. The authors offer expert descriptions of each species, including feeding habits, activity cycles, reproductive biology, and relation to other animals and

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The only volume to deal specifically with the mid-Atlantic region, this practical guide describes in detail the 88 terrestrial mammals found there as well as the 33 marine species that inhabit the offshore waters. The authors offer expert descriptions of each species, including feeding habits, activity cycles, reproductive biology, and relation to other animals and humans. By emphasizing the relationships between mammals and their environments, the authors reveal how these animals live throughout the year. They guide readers to an appreciation of mammalian life and a keen awareness of the importance of conservation and habitat preservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807855423
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/15/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
958,174
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction3
The region4
Characteristics and adaptations of mammals15
Observation and study of mammals20
Population regulation and conservation of mammals29
Mammals of the region33
List of mammal species37
Pouched mammals - order Marsupialia41
Shrews and moles - order Insectivora44
Bats - order Chiroptera64
Armadillos - order Edentata100
Rabbits and hares - order Lagomorpha103
Gnawing mammals - order Rodentia115
Meat-eating mammals - order Carnivora176
Cetaceans - orders Mysticeti and Odontoceti206
Manatees - order Sirenia224
Hoofed mammals - order Artiodactyla227
Glossary239
Selected references245
Photo credits250
Index251

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