Mammals of North America / Edition 2

Mammals of North America / Edition 2

by Roland W. Kays, Don E. Wilson
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Princeton University Press
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Mammals of North America / Edition 2

The best-selling field guide that "sets new standards" (New Scientist) and "makes all other field guides for mammals of the United States. . . and Canada obsolete" (Journal of Mammalogy) is now even better. Covering 20 species recognized since 2002 and including 13 new color plates, this fully revised edition of Mammals of North America illustrates all 462 known mammal species in the United States and Canada—each in beautiful color and accurate detail. With a more up-to-date species list than any other guide, improved facing-page descriptions, easier-to-read distribution maps, updated common and scientific names, and track and scat illustrations, this slim, light, and easy-to-use volume is the must-have source for identifying North American mammals.

Roland Kays and Don Wilson have scoured the technical literature to pull out the key differences between similar species, and illustrated these whenever possible, making the guide useful to amateur naturalists and professional zoologists alike. Casual animal watchers will appreciate the overview of mammal diversity and the tips on identifying animals they can spy in their binoculars, while scientists will appreciate the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species, including illustrations of shrew teeth, bat toes, and whale dorsal fins.

  • The best-illustrated and easiest-to-use field guide to North American mammals
  • Beautiful and accurate color illustrations of all 462 mammals found in the United States and Canada—including 20 species recognized since 2002
  • 112 color plates—including 13 new ones
  • Key identification information—fully revised—on facing pages
  • The most current taxonomy/species list
  • Fully revised, easy-to-read range maps
  • Illustrations of tracks, scat, and whale and dolphin dive sequences

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691140926
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/09/2009
Series: Princeton Field Guides Series
Edition description: Second
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 313,819
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

Species Included 8

What Is a Species? 8

What Information Is Included? 8

What Information Is Not Included? 10

Further Reading 10

Recommended Internet Resources 10

Using This Book to Identify a Mammal 11

Quick Mammal ID Chart 12

How Are Mammals Related? 16

Mammal Measurements and Anatomy 17

Species Plates 18

Glossary 240

Index 242

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Mammals of North America 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Might be a good physical book. But, falls short as an eBook. Publisher failed the public by not breaking the book into chapters or identifing the plates as chapters. That way the table of contents would have been better and the book worth the investment. They should have also linked the index items to the page it represents. There really isn't a viable reason to have the index if you can't use it to link within the ebook.
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