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Walker's Mammals of the World (2-Volume Set)

by Ronald M. Nowak
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 1999
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Pages: 2,755 pp.
Size: 7.50 x 10.50 inches

ISBN: 9780801857898
TB Code: 1804051
Availability: 449 in stock

Each section of the book describes one genus and includes facts such as scientific and common names, the number and distribution of species, measurements and physical traits, habitat, locomotion, daily and seasonal activity, population dynamics, home range, social life, reproduction, and longevity. Textual summaries present accurate, well-documented descriptions of the physical characteristics and living habits of mammals in every part of the world. As in the last two editions, the names and distributions of every species of every genus are listed in systematic order. These lists have now been cross-checked to ensure coverage of all species in the comprehensive new Smithsonian guide, Mammal Species of the World. Facts on the biology of mammals have been brought together from more than 2,700 newly cited references, nearly all published in the last decade. Also new are the latest data on reproduction, longevity, fur harvests, numbers in the wild and in captivity, and conservation status.