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

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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.

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The only volume to deal specifically with NC, SC, VA, and MD, this book describes in detail 88 terrestrial mammals as well as 33 marine species that inhabit our offshore waters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807855423
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2004
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 992,510
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.55 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Wm. David Webster is professor of biology and curator of mammals at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

James F. Parnell lives in Wilmington and is coauthor of Birds of the Carolinas.

The late Walter C. Biggs Jr., was coauthor, with Parnell, of State Parks of North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
The region 4
Characteristics and adaptations of mammals 15
Observation and study of mammals 20
Population regulation and conservation of mammals 29
Mammals of the region 33
List of mammal species 37
Pouched mammals - order Marsupialia 41
Shrews and moles - order Insectivora 44
Bats - order Chiroptera 64
Armadillos - order Edentata 100
Rabbits and hares - order Lagomorpha 103
Gnawing mammals - order Rodentia 115
Meat-eating mammals - order Carnivora 176
Cetaceans - orders Mysticeti and Odontoceti 206
Manatees - order Sirenia 224
Hoofed mammals - order Artiodactyla 227
Glossary 239
Selected references 245
Photo credits 250
Index 251
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