Animal Tracks of Nevada & The Great Basin (Animal Tracks Series)

Animal Tracks of Nevada & The Great Basin (Animal Tracks Series)

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Animal Tracks of Nevada & The Great Basin (Animal Tracks Series) by Tamara Eder, Ian Sheldon, Gary Ross


Concise descriptions of over 75 animals (mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians) and their tracks are combined with detailed drawings of the front and back prints, stride patterns and other important identifying aspects. Each animal is captured in accurate black-and-white illustrations, including pattern and print comparisons. A perfect guide for teachers, parents, hikers and young adventurers. With tips on tracking, terms descriptions, index, and map.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551053394
Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2002
Series: Animal Tracks Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,329,855
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author


Tamara Eder grew up with a fascination for nature and the diversity of life, equipped from the age of six with a canoe, a dip net and a note pad. She has a degree in environmental conservation sciences and has photographed and written about the biodiversity in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Basin, China, Tibet, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. When she is not traveling, Tamara enjoys writing and studying biodiversity. To date, she has authored or co-authored more than two dozen nature books.

Ian Sheldon is an accomplished artist, nature illustrator and ecologist, with a degree in ecology from Cambridge University. His studies have taken him around the world-throughout North and South America, Europe, Southeast Asia and South Africa. He has illustrated over two dozen Lone Pine titles.

Table of Contents

Introduction4
How to Use This Book5
Map7
Tips on Tracking8
Terms & Measurements11
Mammals19
Bison20
Elk22
Mule Deer24
White-tailed Deer26
Pronghorn Antelope28
Mountain Goat30
Bighorn Sheep32
Horse34
Black Bear36
Domestic Dog38
Coyote40
Red Fox42
Kit Fox44
Gray Fox46
Mountain Lion48
Bobcat50
Domestic Cat52
Ringtail54
Raccoon56
River Otter58
Marten60
Mink62
Long-tailed Weasel64
Short-tailed Weasel66
Badger68
Striped Skunk70
Western Spotted Skunk72
Snowshoe Hare74
Black-tailed Jackrabbit76
Mountain Cottontail78
Pika80
Porcupine82
Beaver84
Muskrat86
Yellow-bellied Marmot88
Great Basin Ground Squirrel90
Least Chipmunk92
Red Squirrel94
Northern Flying Squirrel96
Bushy-tailed Woodrat98
Norway Rat100
Plains Pocket Gopher102
Long-tailed Vole104
Great Basin Pocket Mouse106
Deer Mouse108
Western Jumping Mouse110
Ord's Kangaroo Rat112
Vagrant Shrew114
Broad-footed Mole116
Birds, Amphibians & Reptiles119
Mallard120
Herring Gull122
Great Blue Heron124
Common Snipe126
Spotted Sandpiper128
Sage Grouse130
Great Horned Owl132
Burrowing Owl134
Greater Roadrunner136
American Crow138
Dark-eyed Junco140
Frogs142
Toads144
Lizards146
Snakes148
Appendix
Track Patterns & Prints150
Print Comparisons163
Bibliography168
Index169

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