The Encyclopedia of Mammals

The Encyclopedia of Mammals

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by David Macdonald
     
 

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Unrivaled in content and quality, The Encyclopedia of Mammals details in definitive text and more than 800 full-color illustrations every living species of mammal. And these animals represent all orders of mammals, including, for example, carnivores, herbivores, insectivores, omnivores, sea mammals, primates, bats and marsupials.

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Unrivaled in content and quality, The Encyclopedia of Mammals details in definitive text and more than 800 full-color illustrations every living species of mammal. And these animals represent all orders of mammals, including, for example, carnivores, herbivores, insectivores, omnivores, sea mammals, primates, bats and marsupials.

The most up-to-date and authoritative information on each species of mammal is provided in this book, with particular emphasis given to animal behavior, conservation and ecology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871968715
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1984
Series:
Facts on File Natural Science Library
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
8.95(w) x 11.40(h) x 2.20(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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The Encyclopedia of Mammals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book, just because I like the colorful photos and figures, and also it was only $30 for such a huge volume. Only later I found that I made the best purchase ever. This book is filled with thorough detailed scientific information about each species, and also colorful photos and drawings. Thus this is a very very good book for yourself and also your kids as well. I brought this to my laboratory (biological lab) and lots of my colleagues are buying it too. I gurantee that this will be one book you will never regret and will open again and again.
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Highly Recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Encyclopedia of Mammals is a huge 930 page book that weighs about 10 lbs. There are so many photographs and illustrations of different types of mammals that it's hard to look at them all in one sitting. It's divided up into categories: cat family, dog family, bears, weasels, whales, seals, primates, hoofed animals, rabbits, bats, rodents, marsupials and many more. They haven't left any living mammal out, including several you've never heard of. Each animal has a statistics file telling habitat, size, appearance, diet and longevity and also a map showing world distribution. Keep in mind that this is a book of wild mammals, so if you are looking for domestic dog breeds, you won't find it. There are detailed masterful articles about behavior, diet, social life, conservation, and other relevant topics, but they are written in everyday language. Anyone who likes mammals is sure to find something that they like about this book. Highly recommended.