The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals

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Overview

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals is the most comprehensive and accessible reference book on mammals available. Unsurpassed in scope and stunningly illustrated, this book covers every known living species, from aardvarks to zorros. The informative and lively text is written by acclaimed researchers from around the world and features a concise general introduction to mammals followed by detailed accounts of species and groups that systematically describe form, distribution, behavior, status, conservation, and more. There are superb full-color photos and illustrations on virtually every page that show the animals in their natural settings and highlight their typical behaviors. And throughout the book, numerous "Factfile" panels with color distribution maps and scale drawings provide at-a-glance overviews of key data. The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals is the definitive one-volume resource—a must-have reference book for naturalists and a delight for general readers.

  • Covers every living mammal
  • Describes form, distribution, behavior, status, conservation, and more
  • Features spectacular full-color photos and illustrations on virtually every page
  • Includes "Factfile" panels with color distribution maps and scale drawings for at-a-glance reference
  • Written by an international team of experts


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Editorial Reviews

Quarterly Review of Biology
In short, this book remains a must have for anyone who is interested in mammals, from the casual reader to even the most knowledgeable mammalogist. Best yet, at the current price, there is simply no excuse anymore not to have it.
— Olaf R. P. Bininda-Emonds
National Parks Magazine - Scott Kirkwood
Packed with photos, illustrations, and lively text that comfortably bridges the gap between a child's reference tool and a doctoral thesis.
Foreword Magazine - Teresa Scollon
Princeton's winning combination of gorgeous photography, current biological and field research, an international team of scientist-contributors, and an accessible style. . . . This book successfully conveys the wonder and delight that its authors take in the study of the world's creatures. It is a worthy addition to any school or home library.
Quarterly Review of Biology - Olaf R.P. Bininda-Emonds
In short, this book remains a must have for anyone who is interested in mammals, from the casual reader to even the most knowledgeable mammalogist. Best yet, at the current price, there is simply no excuse anymore not to have it.
Quarterly Review of Biology - Olaf R. P. Bininda-Emonds
In short, this book remains a must have for anyone who is interested in mammals, from the casual reader to even the most knowledgeable mammalogist. Best yet, at the current price, there is simply no excuse anymore not to have it.
From the Publisher
"Packed with photos, illustrations, and lively text that comfortably bridges the gap between a child's reference tool and a doctoral thesis."—Scott Kirkwood, National Parks Magazine

"Princeton's winning combination of gorgeous photography, current biological and field research, an international team of scientist-contributors, and an accessible style. . . . This book successfully conveys the wonder and delight that its authors take in the study of the world's creatures. It is a worthy addition to any school or home library."—Teresa Scollon, Foreword Magazine

"In short, this book remains a must have for anyone who is interested in mammals, from the casual reader to even the most knowledgeable mammalogist. Best yet, at the current price, there is simply no excuse anymore not to have it."—Olaf R. P. Bininda-Emonds, Quarterly Review of Biology

National Parks Magazine
Packed with photos, illustrations, and lively text that comfortably bridges the gap between a child's reference tool and a doctoral thesis.
— Scott Kirkwood
Foreword Magazine
Princeton's winning combination of gorgeous photography, current biological and field research, an international team of scientist-contributors, and an accessible style. . . . This book successfully conveys the wonder and delight that its authors take in the study of the world's creatures. It is a worthy addition to any school or home library.
— Teresa Scollon
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691140698
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 2/9/2009
  • Pages: 976
  • Sales rank: 200,843
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author


David W. Macdonald is director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the author of several books, including "Mammals of Europe" (Princeton).
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