A Field Guide to the Mammals: Field Marks of All North American Species Found North of Mexico

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Houghton Mifflin, Jan 1, 1976 - Mammals - 289 pages
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Each guide employs the Peterson Identification system which pinpoints key field marks for quick recognition of species and easy comparisons of confusing look-alikes. Provide up-to-date range information.

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This is an excellent book! Includes photos, species plates, physical descriptions, and descriptions of habits. One of my favorite features is the colored distribution maps, which even include ... Read full review



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William Henry Burt was born on January 22, 1903, in Haddam, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas, where he received an A.B. in 1926 and an A.M. degree in 1927. Burt earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1930. Burt was a research fellow at California Institute of Technology from 1930 to 1935. From 1935 to 1941, he was first an instructor and then a professor of zoology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During this time he also served as curator of mammals at the Museum of Zoology. Burt's publications include: A Field Guide to the Mammals, The Mammals of Michigan, and Mammals of the Great Lakes Area.

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