Mammals of North America: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)

4.44 avg rating
( 32 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780691142784: Mammals of North America: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The best-selling field guide that "sets new standards" (New Scientist) and "makes all other field guides for mammals of the United States. . . and Canada obsolete" (Journal of Mammalogy) is now even better. Covering 20 species recognized since 2002 and including 13 new color plates, this fully revised edition of Mammals of North America illustrates all 462 known mammal species in the United States and Canada--each in beautiful color and accurate detail. With a more up-to-date species list than any other guide, improved facing-page descriptions, easier-to-read distribution maps, updated common and scientific names, and track and scat illustrations, this slim, light, and easy-to-use volume is the must-have source for identifying North American mammals.


Roland Kays and Don Wilson have scoured the technical literature to pull out the key differences between similar species, and illustrated these whenever possible, making the guide useful to amateur naturalists and professional zoologists alike. Casual animal watchers will appreciate the overview of mammal diversity and the tips on identifying animals they can spy in their binoculars, while scientists will appreciate the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species, including illustrations of shrew teeth, bat toes, and whale dorsal fins.


  • The best-illustrated and easiest-to-use field guide to North American mammals

  • Beautiful and accurate color illustrations of all 462 mammals found in the United States and Canada--including 20 species recognized since 2002

  • 112 color plates--including 13 new ones

  • Key identification information--fully revised--on facing pages

  • The most current taxonomy/species list

  • Fully revised, easy-to-read range maps

  • Illustrations of tracks, scat, and whale and dolphin dive sequences

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:


"Mammals of North America is a must for anyone really interested in properly identifying every animal that can be found on our continent. The text superbly highlights every characteristic needed for species identification. The latest range maps, shown on the facing page, confirm whether or not the species you think you have identified can be found where you are seeing your subject. The superb paintings of all the mammals have captured the very essence of the animals."--Leonard Lee Rue III


"Written concisely and clearly, the new Mammals of North America is the only guide available that offers a current treatment of North America's diverse mammals. It clearly fills a critical niche in publications on North American mammals. This book will be indispensable for field biologists, sportsmen, hikers, park-goers and outdoors people alike."--Bruce D. Patterson, President, American Society of Mammalogists


About the Author:

Roland W. Kays is the curator of mammals at the New York State Museum. Don E. Wilson is a senior scientist at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. His books include The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals and Mammal Species of the World.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 55.00
US$ 100.00

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780691140926: Mammals of North America: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0691140928 ISBN 13:  9780691140926
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2009
Softcover

9780691070124: Mammals of North America (Princeton Field Guides)

Prince..., 2002
Softcover

9780691088907: Mammals of North America (Princeton Field Guides)

Prince..., 2002
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Roland W. Kays, Don E. Wilson
Published by Princeton University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0691142785 ISBN 13: 9780691142784
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. 2. Seller Inventory # DADAX0691142785

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 100.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Roland W. Kays; Don E. Wilson
Published by Princeton University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0691142785 ISBN 13: 9780691142784
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0691142785

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 118.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kays, Roland W., Wilson, Don E.
Published by Princeton University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0691142785 ISBN 13: 9780691142784
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110691142785

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 118.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds