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Mammals of Montana / Edition 2

Mammals of Montana / Edition 2


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This comprehensive guide details the taxonomy, ecology, behavior, reproductive biology, and distribution of all 109 mammal species in Montana, from the pygmy shrew, one of the tiniest mammals in the world, to the bison, the largest land mammal in North America. Whether you want to distinguish between the 15 species of bats that live in or migrate through the state or are simply trying to identify the squirrel in your backyard, Mammals of Montana is for you. This second edition contains more than 500 color photographs, many by renowned wildlife photographer Alex Badyaev. Scattered throughout the species descriptions are interesting and curious facts about these wild creatures. Learn which shrew is venomous, how the pika survives winter in its alpine habitat without hibernating, and what animal squeezes through vole tunnels in search of dinner. Author Kerry Foresman also covers the reintroduction efforts to save Montana species, such as the black-footed ferret and swift fox, from extinction, and he cautions how climate change may push others, such as the northern bog lemming and wolverine, to the brink.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878425907
Publisher: Mountain Press
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Pages: 429
Sales rank: 539,276
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kerry R. Foresman is a professor of biology at the University of Montana, where he has taught mammalogy since 1984. He specializes in the reproductive biology of shrews and weasels. He lives in Missoula, Montana.

Alexander V. Badyaev is a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona and a Packard Fellow in Science and Engineering. He is a winner of the 2011 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the 2011 National Wildlife Photography Award.

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