The Animal Answer Guide
by Uldis Roze
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2012
Format: Paperback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 204 pp.
Size: 7.00 x 10.00 inches

ISBN: 9781421407364
TB Code: 1804049
Availability: 587 in stock

Porcupines: The Animal Answer Guide presents solid, current science in the field of porcupine biology. Uldis Roze compares and contrasts porcupines in terms of body plan, behavior, ecology, reproduction, and evolutionary relationships. He examines the diversity of porcupines from around the world―from North and South America to Africa and Asia.

This guide explores the interactions between humans and porcupines, including hunting, use of quills by aboriginal societies, efforts to poison porcupines, and human and pet injuries (and deaths) caused by porcupines. Roze also highlights the conservation issues that surround some porcupine species, such as the thin-spine porcupine of Brazil, which is so rare that it was thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in the 1980s.