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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals: (Revised and Expanded) [Hardcover]

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Item description for National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals: (Revised and Expanded) by John O. Whitaker...

Presents information on 390 species of North American mammals, along with keys for identification, range maps, and information on tracks and anatomy

Publishers Description
From a stop-action photograph of the amazing flying squirrel to Big Horn Sheep perched on a rock face, this guide puts the world of mammals in your hands. Illustrated with more than 300 full-color photographs, each species account includes information on physical characteristics, size, similar species, breeding, tracks and other signs, habitat, and range, as well as commentary on feeding, nesting, and other behaviors. Easy-to-read range maps, detailed anatomical illustrations of different mammals, track illustrations, and a state-by-state location guide make this the decisive authority on North American mammals.

Citations And Professional Reviews
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals: (Revised and Expanded) by John O. Whitaker has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 336
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1998 page 24
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1998 page 33
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 298
  • Rec Ref Bks in Paperback - 01/01/2000 page 36
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 179
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 208
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 220
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 326
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 266
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 441
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 296

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Knopf
Pages   937
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.66" Width: 4.16" Height: 1.33"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 4, 2002
Publisher   Knopf
Edition  Revised  
Series  National Audubon Society Pocket Guides  
ISBN  0679446311  
ISBN13  9780679446316  

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More About John O. Whitaker

National Audubon Society RICHARD K. WALTON is director and co-founder of the Monarch Monitoring Project for the New Jersey Audubon, a non-profit organization that promotes environmental awareness and conservation. He has studied at Hobart College and Lesley College.

National Audubon Society has published or released items in the following series...
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  3. National Audubon Society Field Guides (Hardcover)
  4. National Audubon Society Field Guides (Paperback)
  5. National Audubon Society Pocket Guides
  6. National Audubon Society Regional Field Guides

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indispensible for any naturalist's library  Oct 2, 2007
As with all the Audubon Field Guides, so too with this one - it is well made, with good binding and a durable leatherette cover; the index is well organized with links to the color plates; and the color photos are the best of any of the field guides.

The descriptions, albeit way too brief, are concise and straight forward. There are 390 mammal species covered - range and habitat, behavior patterns, and track illustrations round out the textual information.

This edition was updated in 1996, so it's not as dated as some of the other Audubon guides. Although the #1 deficiency of these guides is the inadequate summaries (the details really need to be fleshed out), these guides are on the whole better than the Peterson and Stokes guides. This volume has its place in any serious naturalist's library.

Extracts: A Field Guide for Iconoclasts

The Cloud Reckoner
Great as always  Jan 10, 2007
If you have seen any of the other Audobon Society Books, you know how good they are. They provide the necessary information on kinds of animals I've never even heard of. I like that the book includes color photographs as well.
Field Guide to North American Mammals  Jun 29, 2006
From the shrews to the bears, this guide is what one should have in the field. . .especially in Alaska.
Awesome Field Guide  Jun 16, 2006
This guide includes all sorts of animals in and around my area. It has a very thorough explanation of the animals and how to identify them. Whats really useful is the pictures. There are several pictures for each species including Summer coat & Winter coat. This is especially helpful if you are out animal watching during different times of year. I love going out exploring and coming home to look up the critters I saw.
The best ..................  Nov 21, 2002
These are the BEST field guides we have ever owned. We have the trees, western USA birds, trees and sealife ones and they are a wonderful size and fit easily into a coat pocket or glove compartment of ones car and of course a back pack. They make a GREAT gift and during the Christmas season a great stocking stuffer.

They are so complete as far as information goes, telling the reader what the migration and nesting habits are, where the birds can be found and they have wonderful photographs that are so useful when out on a hike. Our son loved them growing up and with a set of binoculars on a hike a person can find hours passing and not realize it.

The covers on the books (vinyl) make it easy to keep them clean. Buy at least one and I assure you, you will be hooked..........


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