Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature

Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature

by Roland Kays

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Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature by Roland Kays

In Candid Creatures, the first major book to reveal the secret lives of animals through motion-sensitive game cameras, biologist Roland Kays has assembled over 600 remarkable photographs. Drawing from archives of millions of color and night-vision photographs collected by hundreds of researchers, Kays has selected images that show the unique perspectives of wildlife from throughout the world. Using these photos, he tells the stories of scientific discoveries that camera traps have enabled, such as living proof of species thought to have been extinct and details of predator-prey interactions.

Each image captures a moment frozen in the camera’s flash as animals move through their wild habitats. Kays also discusses how scientists use camera traps to address conservation issues, creating solutions that allow humans and wild animals to coexist. More than just a collection of amazing animal pictures, the book’s text, maps, and illustrations work together to describe the latest findings in the fast-moving field of wildlife research.

Candid Creatures is a testament to how the explosion of game cameras around the world has revolutionized the study of animal ecology. The powerful combination of pictures and stories of discovery will fascinate anyone interested in science, nature, wildlife biology, or photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421418889
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 05/16/2016
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Roland Kays is the director of the Biodiversity Laboratory at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and a research associate professor at North Carolina State University. He is the coauthor of Mammals of North America.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION
THE CRITTERS
Tiger
African Lion
Leopard
Snow Leopard
Jaguar
Cougar
Clouded Leopards
Cheetah
Bobcat
Chinese Mountain Cat
Domestic Cat
Flat-headed Cat
Leopard Cat
Marbled Cat
African Golden Cat
Jaguarundi
Ocelot
Fossa
Spotted Fanaloka
Ring-tailed Vontsira
Broad-striped Vontsira
Servaline Genet
Masked Palm Civet
Otter Civet
Hose's Civet
Banded Civet
Wolf
Coyote
Dingo
Dhole
Red Fox
Bush Dog
Short-eared Dog
Black Bear
Brown Bear
Giant Panda
Spectacled Bear
Sun Bear
Wolverine
Fisher
Tayra
Malay Weasel
African Bush Elephant
African Forest Elephant
Asian Elephant
Black Rhino
Javan Rhino
Brazilian Tapir
Malayan Tapir
Bearded Pig
Pygmy Hippopotamus
Giant Sable Antelope
Tamaraw
Asiatic Wild Buffalo
Alpine Ibex
Southern Pudú
White-tailed Deer
Chimpanzee
Western Gorilla
Bornean Orangutan
Golden Snub-nosed Monkey
Pig-tailed Macaque
Aardvark
Giant Armadillo
Giant Anteater
Giant Pangolin
Wombat
Tasmanian Devil
Sumatran Striped Rabbit
Thomas's Flying Squirrel
Common Vampire Bat
Sumatran Ground Cuckoo
Black Cod
ANIMAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
Chinese Mountains
Panama Canal Islands
Australian Rocky Reef Fish
Rainforest Canopies
The Wildlife of Tokyo
America's Urban Predators
The Foggy, Forested Hills of Yemen
Cattle and Wildlife in Africa
Rocky Mountain Trails
America's Hunting Grounds
Gaps in the Polish Woods
Oil Palm Plantations
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Holes in the Ground
Water Holes
Movement Corridors
Treetop Corridors
Road Underpasses
Electromats
Fence Escape Routes
Highway Rope Bridges
Glide Poles
Nest Predators
Nest Protectors
Carcasses
Mineral Licks
Fruiting Trees
Bush versus Elephant
Buried Seeds
Animal Robots
Animal Models
Surfing Genet
Food on the Run
Mating
Poachers
Photo Credits and Citations
Literature Cited
Index

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