The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals

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University of British Columbia Press, 1999 - Nature - 750 pages
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America north of Mexico is home to more than 400 species of mammals. This comprehensive volume, containing more than 450 color and black-and-white photographs and detailed, accessibly written descriptions, surveys the rich and varied world of North American mammals - from familiar species such as bears, deer, seals, squirrels, and rabbits to those that are more secretive or obscure, including shrews, bats, and voles.
Written by more than 200 experts, each with extensive experience in the field, descriptions include distribution maps, identification guidelines, scientific and common names, and information on behavior, diet, reproduction, growth, longevity, predation, and habitat preferences. The accounts summarize the current population status of each animal and detail distribution changes owing to human activities.

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With the help of over 200 experts, the editors of Mammal Species of the World have created a beautifully illustrated and well-written work. Designed to be the first comprehensive source on North ... Read full review

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Don E. Wilson is the director of Biodiversity Programs at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the author or editor of more than 160 scientific publications, including Mammal Species of the World and Bats in Question. Sue Ruff is a freelance researcher, writer, and editor who has worked for the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park.

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