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Mammals of North America: Temperate and Arctic Regions


Mammals of North America: Temperate and Arctic Regions

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    Adrian Forsyth
This landmark reference by award-winning science writer Adrian Forsyth is completely up-to-date with the latest scientific names and behavioral data on the wild mammals of North America. Much more than a field guide, "Mammals of North America" goes beyond simple identification and description, and delves into the reasons wild mammals live and act the way they do: Why are some predators highly social, while others live alone? Why must shrews no bigger than a thimble eat more than their body weight each day or face certain starvation? How can a bat pick a small insect off the surface of a leaf in total darkness? How did a squat prehistoric pig-like animal evolve into one of the world's fastest creatures, the pronghorn antelope? Blessed with vast areas of wilderness, the United States and Canada support the largest and healthiest populations of native mammals on Earth. Even residents of urban centers are seldom more than a morning's drive from the splendors of wild- mammal life. Whether you enjoy wildlife firsthand or from the comfort of your armchair, Adrian Forsyth's "Mammals of North America" will prove an essential and fascinating resource. Adrian Forsyth is the author of "Tropical Nature," "The Natural History of Sex," "The Nature of Birds," "Portraits of the Rainforest," "The Architecture of Animals," "Exploring the World of Birds" and "Exploring the World of Insects." A specialist in animal behavior and rainforest ecology, Forsyth lives in Washington, D.C., where he is a researcher at the Smithsonian Institution.  
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  • PDF | 350 pages
  • Adrian Forsyth
  • Firefly Books Ltd
  • Unknown
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