Large 8vo. x, 261 pp, preface, 1. Introduction: The Uses of the Porcupine; 2. The Defense Reaction; 3. Anatomy; 4. Spring Foraging; 5. Salt Drive; 6. Summer and Fall Foraging; 7. The Winter Den; 8. Winter Foraging; 9. Reproduction and Maternal Care; 10. Social Structure; 11. Parasites; 12. Porpucpines of the world, references, tables, common and scientific names, index with b&w illustrations throughout. Smithsonian Nature Books Series, No. 8: First Edition, 1989. Orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The author has written the first comprehensive natural history of Erethizon dorsatum, the North American porcupine. Drawing on a profound fascination with the species and the region as well as professional training in biology and biochemistry, he uses his own observations and results of radio telemeetry to describe social and territorial relationships, mating and parental behavior, an unusual dispersal pattern, and infamous defense system that in fact depends on quills only as a last resort." from the jacket flap.
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Book Description Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 2nd Edition. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989. 294pp. ills., b&w and color photos. Ten years of research on the life and ecology of the porcupine in the Catskill mountains, utilizing radio telemetry and field observations. Defense reaction, foraging, salt drive, winter denning, reproduction/maternal care, social structure, parasites, porcupines of the world. bibliography, index. New in dust jacket. 2nd Edition. Cloth. New/New. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 007612
Book Description Smithsonian, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0874747864
Book Description Smithsonian, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110874747864
Book Description Smithsonian. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0874747864 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2058355