Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management / Edition 2

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Overview

Field naturalists have observed the activities of weasels for centuries. Their descriptions were often accurate but sometimes misinterpreted the animals' behaviors and underlying explanations for those behaviors. "Organized natural history" became one of the roots of the science of ecology in the 1920s and by the 1960s scientists had begun to study the biology of weasels with all the critical, objective advantages of modern theory and equipment. Until the first edition of this book appeared in 1989 no one had attempted to explain these results to non-specialist naturalists. Now thoroughly revised, this book will continue to be the main one-stop reference for professionals. But both kinds of knowledge are brought together here— observations for the traditional naturalist and rigorous measurements and interpretations for modern scientists, integrated into a single, readable account.

This new edition provides a comprehensive summary of the extensive advances over the last 15 years in our knowledge of these fascinating animals. A new U.S.-based co-author reshapes the content to be more U.S.-centric. Stories about North America trappers and backwoodsmen interacting with weasels replace some (not all) of the previous stories about English gamekeepers. These changes permeate the book, so readers familiar with the first edition will recognize some material, but will find a lot that is new. Much less reliable European information quoted in the first edition was there at the time when no better information was available. Now a new NZ chapter focuses on predation problems of the species introduced to that country. This edition, much more than a simple update, is now truly an international treatment and a more valuable resource.

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Editorial Reviews

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"King and Powell offer a comprehensive reference on weasles and stoats in a manner that will appeal to scientists, naturalists, and laypeople alike."— Choice

"Comprehensive reference... Well written and accessible to a wide range of readers."—CHOICE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195300567
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/12/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Waikato

North Carolina State University

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Table of Contents

1. Weaselly distinguished, stoatally different
2. Hair trigger mouse traps with teeth
3. Molt and winter whitening
4. Body size
5. Food
6. Hunting behavior
7. The impact of predation by weasels on populations of natural prey
8. Adjustable living spaces
9. Reproduction
10. Populations: density and breeding success
11. Populations: survival and mortality
12. Human attitudes to weasels in their native environments
13. Stoats as introduced pests in New Zealand
14. Puzzles: sexual dimorphism, delayed implantation and co-existence among weasel species
Conclusion

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