Scats and Tracks of Alaska Including the Yukon and British Columbia: A Field Guide to the Signs of Seventy Wildlife Species

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“The Scats and Tracks series offers an excellent starting point for the curious.”—Wildlife Activist newsletterSee those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a moose or a caribou? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a river otter or a mink? Scats and Tracks of Alaska will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed your way and could still be nearby.Inside you’ll find:easy-reference descriptions with precise measurements n detailed illustrations of scats, tracks, and gait patternsan
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Overview

“The Scats and Tracks series offers an excellent starting point for the curious.”—Wildlife Activist newsletterSee those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a moose or a caribou? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a river otter or a mink? Scats and Tracks of Alaska will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed your way and could still be nearby.Inside you’ll find:easy-reference descriptions with precise measurements n detailed illustrations of scats, tracks, and gait patternsan identification key and glossary of tracking termsthorough instructions for documenting your finds
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762742301
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Scats and Tracks Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 662,558
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. James Halfpenny (Gardiner, Montana) is among the world's leading experts on animal tracking and the author of several previous books on the subject.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
About tracking     xiii
Field notes and preserving tracks     xiii
Scats and bird pellets     xvi
Anatomy and footprint nomenclature     xviii
Track measurements     xx
Gaits and trails     xxii
Trail measurements     xxvi
Glossary of terms     xxviii
How to use Scats and Tracks     xxxiii
Illustrations     xxxiii
How to use the track accounts     xxxiii
Visual key to tracks     xxxvi
Scats and Tracks of Alaska Including the Yukon and British Columbia
Amphibians: Salamanders, toads, and frogs     2
Reptiles: Turtles and snakes     8
Avians: Birds     12
Insectivores: Shrews     56
Canids: Wolves, dogs, and relatives     58
Felids: Cougars, cats, and relatives     66
Ursids: Bears     72
Procyonid: Raccoon     80
Mustelids: Weasels and relatives     82
Lagomorphs: Rabbits, hares, and pikas     98
Rodents: Squirrels, mice, muskrats, and relatives     102
Hoofed mammals: Deer, caribou, and relatives     126
Selected reading     140
Index     142
About the author     145
About the illustrator     146
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