Squirrels of North America

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Lone Pine Pub., 2009 - Nature - 160 pages
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Most of us are familiar with the neighborhood squirrels that flit from tree to tree, scamper along the top of fences or quarrel with blue jays over peanuts left out in the back yard. The squirrels of North America are a diverse group of mammals, however, that range from ground-dwelling squirrels living in tremendous underground colonies to flying squirrels that sail from tree to tree silently in the night. Whether you are deep in the wilderness of a national park or simply watching the wildlife in your backyard, this book will help identify and understand each species of squirrel you encounter.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
TREE SQUIRRELS
132
FLYING SQUIRRELS
152
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Tamara Eder, equipped from the age of six with a canoe, a dip net and a notepad, grew up in Alberta with a fascination for nature and the diversity of life, She has a degree in environmental conservation sciences, and has photographed and written about wildlife in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Basin, Argentina, Tibet and India. With a fondness for paleontology, Tamara has studied and participated in paleo digs in Alberta and Patagonia. She has worked in both Canada and Argentina as an interpretive naturalist and guide, specializing in ecology and paleontology. An award-winning photographer, her photographs appear in numerous books, posters and online magazines. Tamara now lives in Patagonia and she continues to write, photograph and travel.

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