The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals

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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals

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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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"The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals is a rare treasure that combines spectacular photographs and authoritative, easily accessible text describing the world's mammals, from aardvarks to zebras and everything in between. Drawing on experts from around the world, this compilation covers an amazing diversity of subjects, including anatomy, behavior, conservation, diseases, ecology, and much more. This encyclopedia will serve scholars, students, and anyone interested in the natural history of mammals."--Don E. Wilson, National Museum of Natural History

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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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