The New Encyclopedia of Mammals

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2001 - Mammals - 930 pages
The last decades of the twentieth century saw a flowering of knowledge about the behaviour, ecology, and evolution of mammals, including ourselves. This new information is brought together, in highly accessible form, by an international team of scientists led by David Macdonald of Oxford University. Uniquely, the information is both authoritative enough to be used as a serious reference work by professionals and presented clearly and attractively enough to fascinate anyone with an interest in wildlife. The New Encyclopedia of Mammals builds on the success of its first edition, published in 1983, to produce an up to date, authoritative, and hugely readable species by species guide to all the mammals of the world.

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David Macdonald has produced a wide range of books and wildlife films on mammals, both academic and trade. First known for his work on foxes, he has moved on to work on badgers, meerkats, buffalo, wild dogs, wolves.... He and his films have been shown on television and some of his books sold in tens of thousands. First among his book sales was the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Mammals, first published in 1983 which sold around 16,000 copies in the UK, 100,000 in the US, and 50,000 copies in other languages and was most recently reprinted (for the US) in 1995.

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