Recent mammals of Alaska

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University of Alaska Press, Apr 15, 2009 - Art - 387 pages

From the polar bear and the gray wolf to the walrus and river otter, there are 115 species of mammals in Alaska that have never been fully catalogued until now. Biologists Joseph A. Cook and Stephen O. MacDonald have compiled here the first comprehensive guide to all of Alaska’s mammals, big and small, endearing and ferocious.

            Through extensive fieldwork and research the authors have produced a unique and authoritative reference. Detailed entries for each species include distribution and taxonomic information, status, habitat, and fossil history. Appendices include quick reference listings of mammal distribution by region, specimen locations, conservation status, and the incidence of Pleistocene mammals. The guide is generously illustrated with line drawings by Alaskan artist W. D. Berry and includes several maps indicating populations and locations of species.

Mammals of Alaska will be an accessible, easy to use source for scholars and hobbyists alike.

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The Recent Mammals of Alaska

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About the author (2009)

Stephen O. MacDonald is a curator II at the Museum of Southwestern Biology, mammals division.  Joseph A. Cook is a professor at the University of New Mexico and a curator at the Museum of Southwestern Biology, mammals division.

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