National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals

by National Audubon Society


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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals by National Audubon Society

The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mammals--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

From a stop-action photograph of the amazing flying squirrel to Big Horn Sheep perched on a rock face, this guide puts the world of mammals in your hands. Illustrated with more than 300 full-color photographs, each species account includes information on physical characteristics, size, similar species, breeding, tracks and other signs, habitat, and range, as well as commentary on feeding, nesting, and other behaviors. Easy-to-read range maps, detailed anatomical illustrations of different mammals, track illustrations, and a state-by-state location guide make this the decisive authority on North American mammals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679446316
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1996
Series: National Audubon Society Field Guides Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 992
Sales rank: 171,700
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.72(h) x 1.35(d)

About the Author

The author, John O. Whitaker, Jr., is Professor of Life Sciences at Indiana State University, where he teaches courses in animal ecology, vertebrate zoology, mammalogy, and herpetology.

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
teachersMom More than 1 year ago
I am studying to become a certified conservationist....and this book is a must have! This book is perfect to track animals, and find out more information on any mammal living in the area. It contains a section with individual tracks of every animal, then a section of colored photos of each animal. The back section is detailed information on every mammal. The cover is a nice soft leather. It is just a great guide! I purchased not only this one, but the wildflower, tree, and bird guides also. You will not regret buying these guides!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These little Audubon books are a must for any nature lover. This particular one shows glossy photos of many of the four legged creatures that habitat our wooded neighborhood as well as creatures we see on our camping and canoeing trips. It's a great quick reference book - Find the photo or name of the mammal you are researching and then the book refers you to a thorough two page description of habitat and behavior. My daughter(11) has used it for school projects, to answer questions she has about an animal, or just to look at. Friends and family like this wonderful alternative to google.
animallover484 More than 1 year ago
This was an exceptional book with marvelous information. This helped be fugue out my dream career. The information's stunning. This book didn't make me want to curl up with some tea and just read but rather to explore the wild and experience the words as a realty. I hope you read and indulge in this spectacular book. Enjoy reading it!