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Carnivores are among the most spectacular creatures in the natural world, and also the most feared. Carnivores of the World is the first comprehensive field guide to all 245 terrestrial species of true carnivores, from the majestic polar bear and predatory wild cats to the tiny least weasel. This user-friendly illustrated guide features 86 color plates by acclaimed wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett that depict every species and numerous subspecies, as well as about 400 line drawings of skulls and footprints. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, distribution and habitat, feeding ecology, behavior, social patterns, reproduction and demography, status, threats, lifespan, and mortality. Carnivores of the World includes an introduction that provides a concise overview of taxonomy, conservation, and the distinct families within the order Carnivora.
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"I don't know of a concise global summary of carnivores like this. The illustrations cover a wide range of forms from all over the world, including many that are rarely photographed or preserved in museums."--Roland W. Kays, coauthor of Mammals of North AmericaAbout the Author:
Luke Hunter is president of Panthera, the world's leading wild cat conservation organization. His books include "Cheetah" and "Cats of Africa: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation."
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # dhtispastis1763
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # dhtispastis1764
Book Description Princeton University Press, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0691152284