Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide

Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide

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by Susan Lumpkin, John Seidensticker
     
 

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Did you know that there are more than 90 species of rabbits, hares, and pikas, rabbits' little-known cousins? And that new species are still being found? Or that baby rabbits nurse from their mothers only once a day? How about that some people brew medicinal tea from rabbit pellets? Wildlife conservationists Susan Lumpkin and John Seidensticker have all the answers

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Did you know that there are more than 90 species of rabbits, hares, and pikas, rabbits' little-known cousins? And that new species are still being found? Or that baby rabbits nurse from their mothers only once a day? How about that some people brew medicinal tea from rabbit pellets? Wildlife conservationists Susan Lumpkin and John Seidensticker have all the answers—from the mundane to the unbelievable—about the world’s leaping lagomorphs.

To some, rabbits are simply a docile pet for the classroom or home. To others, they are the cute animals munching on clover or the pests plaguing vegetable gardens. Whatever your interest, in Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide you will discover that they are a more complex group than you might have first imagined. Lumpkin and Seidensticker take these floppy-eared creatures out of the cabbage patch and into the wild, answering 95 frequently asked questions about these familiar and fascinating animals.

With informative photographs and an accessible format, Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide is the one resource you will need to learn about rabbits' anatomy and physiology, evolutionary history, ecology, behavior, and their relationships with humans. Lumpkin and Seidensticker also talk about conservation, because while rabbits may breed like, well, rabbits, several species are among the most endangered animals on Earth.

Editorial Reviews

Northeastern Naturalist
Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide is the one resource you will need to learn about rabbits' anatomy and physiology, evolutionary history, ecology, behavior, and their relationships with humans.

Choice

As a compendium of the state of knowledge on lagomorphs, Rabbits is unsurpassed, and a worthy addition for all academic libraries. Highly recommended.

PetFocus.com
The one resource you will need to learn about rabbits' anatomy and physiology, evolutionary history, ecology, behavior, and their relationship with humans.

Linnean
I can see it as a stimulating tool for parents to initiate discussion with their children.

— Pat Morris

Pet Focus
If there's anything you ever wanted to know about rabbits, it's almost certainly in here... Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide will teach you that rabbits are far more complex than you first thought. Complete with informative photographs, this book will change the way you look at rabbits.

Linnean - Pat Morris
I can see it as a stimulating tool for parents to initiate discussion with their children.

Science News
Learn little-known facts about the familiar animals, whose 90 species include several of the world’s most endangered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421401263
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Animal Answer Guides: Q&A for the Curious Naturalist
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
978,311
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Susan Lumpkin is a freelance writer and editor specializing in natural history and conservation. Between 1990 and 2008 she was director of communications at Friends of the National Zoo and editor of its ZooGoer magazine. She is now consultant to the Global Tiger Initiative. John Seidensticker is a conservation scientist and head of the Conservation Ecology Center at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. He serves as chairman of the Save the Tiger Fund Council and is an affiliate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University. Lumpkin and Seidensticker have collaborated on numerous publications, including Cats: Smithsonian Answer Book.

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Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anouth good thing to know about rabbits is to never set them on the ground without a run to put them in. Why? Because if you set a rabbit down without a run it could dash off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rabbits are so cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It had a lot of informashon