The author, John O. Whitaker, Jr., is Professor of Life Sciences at Indiana State University, where he teaches courses in animal ecology, vertebrate zoology, mammalogy, and herpetology.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammalsby National Audubon Society Staff
From a stop-action photograph of the amazing flying squirrel to Big Horn Sheep perched on a rock face, this guide puts the world of mammals in your hands. Illustrated with more than 300 full-color photographs, each species account includes information on physical characteristics, size, similar species, breeding, tracks and other signs, habitat, and range, as well as commentary on feeding, nesting, and other behaviors. Easy-to-read range maps, detailed anatomical illustrations of different mammals, track illustrations, and a state-by-state location guide make this the decisive authority on North American mammals.
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I am studying to become a certified conservationist....and this book is a must have! This book is perfect to track animals, and find out more information on any mammal living in the area. It contains a section with individual tracks of every animal, then a section of colored photos of each animal. The back section is detailed information on every mammal. The cover is a nice soft leather. It is just a great guide! I purchased not only this one, but the wildflower, tree, and bird guides also. You will not regret buying these guides!!
These little Audubon books are a must for any nature lover. This particular one shows glossy photos of many of the four legged creatures that habitat our wooded neighborhood as well as creatures we see on our camping and canoeing trips. It's a great quick reference book - Find the photo or name of the mammal you are researching and then the book refers you to a thorough two page description of habitat and behavior. My daughter(11) has used it for school projects, to answer questions she has about an animal, or just to look at. Friends and family like this wonderful alternative to google.