Encyclopedia of Mammals

Encyclopedia of Mammals

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Elsevier Science and Technology
Mammals are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom; most are beautiful, and many are highly intelligent and have intricate social systems. They are found in all kinds of habitats; they may have fur, scales, or spines; they move by hopping, swimming, running, or flying. What all mammals share, apart from certain anatomical similarities, is the unique ability to nourish their young with milk from mammary glands.Many species of mammals are severely threatened by habitat destruction and encroachment, and some face extinction within the near future. A better understanding and appreciation of mammals by humans is essential to their survival.This lavishly illustrated book presents in a lively and visually stimulating way the most recent findings of scientific research. Authoritative text written by the world's leading mammalogists is enhanced by over 200 superb photographs and over 100 original paintings, diagrams, and maps to give an up-to-date overview of our knowledge of the fascinating lives of animals.

Baker & Taylor
Describes the characteristics and behavior of aardvarks, zebras, wolves, bison, walruses, kangaroos, tigers, sloths, skunks, rhinos, foxes, raccoons, possums, polar bears, moose, llamas, horses, seals, and whales

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This new edition features new conservation on each order of mammals, highlighting the three levels of threat critically endangered, endangered, and vulnerable. Statistics regarding the number of families, genera, and species within each of the orders and the number of endangered species, as well as the species distributions maps, have been amended to reflect the most recent data. Leading mammalogists provide text that includes newly discovered species as well as numerous insights afforded by recent research. Illustrated by 200-plus superb photographs and about 100 original paintings, diagrams, and maps. Edited by Gould (Curator Emeritus of the National Zoo, Smithsonian Institute) and McKay (School of Biological Sciences, Macquarie U.) Oversize: 9.75x12.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: San Diego, CA : Academic Press, 1998
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780122936708
0122936701
Characteristics: 240 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: McKay, George
Gould, Edwin 1933-
Alternative Title: Mammals

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