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Riassunto: This book covers every species within ten North American mammalian orders, including those that inhabit offshore waters. Written by more than two hundred experts, each with extensive experience in the field, descriptions include distribution maps, identification guidelines, scientific and common names, and information on behavior, diet, reproduction, growth, longevity, predation, and habitat preferences. The accounts summarize the current population status of each animal and detail distribution changes owing to human activities.
From opossums to manatees, badgers to pronghorn antelope, this authoritative volume will serve as an invaluable reference for general reader and specialist alike.
Recensione: The United States and Canada are home to more than 400 species of mammals, ranging from the marsupial opossums of the Atlantic seaboard to the beaked whales of British Columbia. Some, like the mountain beaver and the Camas pocket gopher, are intensely local, their ranges confined to small areas; others, such as the white-tailed deer and red squirrel, are broadly distributed in large numbers across the continent.
Volume editors Don Wilson and Sue Ruff enlist some 200 experts to produce this richly illustrated, definitive reference work, the offshoot of a recent initiative by the American Society of Mammalogists. Each species entry includes a distribution map; accounts of behavior, diet, reproduction, habitat, and other aspects of ecology; notes on field identification and demographic status; and, where applicable, a roster of subspecies. The text is organized to emphasize evolutionary relationships among orders and families, and most entries include notes on the evolutionary history of the animal in question. ("The timid nature of the black bear," notes one such entry, "probably stems from its having evolved with such powerful predators as short-faced bears and sabre-toothed cats [both now extinct], and more recently with grizzly/brown bears, gray wolves, and humans.")
Readers from many fields will value this fine--and peerless--book. --Gregory McNamee
Titolo: The Smithsonian Book of North American ...
Casa editrice: Smithsonian Books
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Books, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9120913
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G1560988452I5N10
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. We have been selling books online for nearly 20 years, so buy with confidence. This is a used book. It may contain highlighting/underlining and/or the book may show heavier signs of wear . It may also be ex-library or without dustjacket. All orders are shipped the same or the next day. Codice libro della libreria mon0002222786
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria SONG1560988452
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Descrizione libro Smithsonian Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1560988452 JUMBO - GOOD - This is a hurt hardcover book with no dust jacket and some tearing, scuffing, bumping and creasing. Still, it is fully usable and the flaws are only cosmetic. Codice libro della libreria Z1560988452Z3
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Books 1999-09, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 1560988452. Codice libro della libreria 574682
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria 12448488
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-090-25-6496516