The Natural History of Shrews

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Cornell University Press, 1990 - Science - 178 pages
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?Churchfield . . . has provided a comprehensive volume that synthesizes a wealth of information about shrew ecology and life history.?--Choice In this book, Sara Churchfield offers an encyclopedic coverage of shrews, describing in great detail their life cycle and breeding biology. Her comprehensive treatment of these ubiquitous animals examines their life history, social organization, communication and orientation, food and foraging, energetics, community structure and habitat, and relationship to humans.
 

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Contents

The life history of shrews
25
Social organisation
55
Communication and orientation
72
Food and foraging behaviour
89
Energetics of shrews
111
Community structure and habitat preferences
131
Shrews and man
148
References
167
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