The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals

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David Whyte Macdonald
Princeton University Press, 2009 - Nature - 936 pages
2 Reviews

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals is the most comprehensive and accessible reference book on mammals available. Unsurpassed in scope and stunningly illustrated, this book covers every known living species, from aardvarks to zorros. The informative and lively text is written by acclaimed researchers from around the world and features a concise general introduction to mammals followed by detailed accounts of species and groups that systematically describe form, distribution, behavior, status, conservation, and more. There are superb full-color photos and illustrations on virtually every page that show the animals in their natural settings and highlight their typical behaviors. And throughout the book, numerous "Factfile" panels with color distribution maps and scale drawings provide at-a-glance overviews of key data. The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals is the definitive one-volume resource--a must-have reference book for naturalists and a delight for general readers.

  • Covers every living mammal
  • Describes form, distribution, behavior, status, conservation, and more
  • Features spectacular full-color photos and illustrations on virtually every page
  • Includes "Factfile" panels with color distribution maps and scale drawings for at-a-glance reference
  • Written by an international team of experts

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Great If You Love Rodents...

User Review  - Furry4Ever - Borders

I purchased this book expecting it to be a well rounded, thorough guide to mammals. And it is, to some extent. It's not as thorough or well rounded as I had hoped. It feels like 30-40% of it contains ... Read full review

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A little tastleless overall. When it says "all mammals covered," that's a bit misleading. It has the name and measurements of the animals not primarily featured, not even a thumbnail or a sentence ... Read full review

Contents

MONOTREMES
2
MARSUPLALS
8
American Opossums
14
Large Marsupial Carnivores
20
Small Marsupial Carnivores
26
Bandicoots
32
Ringtails Pygmy Possums
42
Kangaroos and Wallabies
48
TREESHREWS
408
COLUGOS
414
Solenodons
422
Shrews
432
Moles and Desmans
438
PANGOLINS
476
WEASEL SKUNK FAMILIES
484
Martens
494

Koala
60
Honey Possum
66
Golden Moles
74
AARDVARK
82
Elephants
90
Dugong and Manatees
102
Anteaters
116
Armadillos
124
SQUIRRELLIKE RODENTS
140
Mountain Beaver
148
Springhare
166
Voles and Lemmings
182
Old World Rats and Mice
190
Other Old World Rats and Mice
200
Gerbils
206
Jumping Mice Birchmice
212
Pocket Mice and Kangaroo Rats
220
Cavies
226
Capybara
232
Old World Porcupines
240
Rabbits and Hares
250
Pikas
266
STREPSIRRHINES
286
Sportive Lemurs
292
Indri Sifakas
298
MONKEYS AND TARSIERS
308
Marmosets and Tamarins 3 14
316
New World Monkeys
324
Guenons Macaques
336
Colobus and Leaf Monkeys
358
APES
374
Chimpanzees
384
Gorillas
392
Orangutans
400
Otters
502
Skunks and Stink Badgers
508
Coatis
514
SEALS SEA LIONS
520
Eared Seals
534
Walrus
548
True Seals
554
BEAR FAMILY
574
Polar Bear
580
Giant Panda
586
Wolves
592
Coyote
598
Foxes
604
African Wild Dog
612
Other Dogs
618
CAT FAMILY
626
Tiger
636
Leopard
646
CIVETS GENETS
658
Malagasy Carnivores
668
HOOFED MAMMALS
676
ODDTOED UNGULATES
688
Tapirs
696
Wild Pigs and Boars
704
WHALES DOLPHINS
800
Porpoises
832
Sperm Whales
840
Beaked Whales
846
Right Whales
866
From Whaling to Whalewatching?
872
Bibliography
897
Index
916
864
934
Copyright

About the author (2009)

David W. Macdonald is director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the author of several books, including "Mammals of Europe" (Princeton).

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