Animal Skulls: A Guide to North American Species
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Animal Skulls: A Guide to North American Species

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Comprehensive guide to the animals of North America Fully illustrated with drawings and photographs User-friendly format makes comparing species easy This uniquely thorough reference and guidebook offers illustrations, descriptions, and measurements for the skulls of some 275 animal species found throughout North America. The skull--the collection of bones that house and p...more
Paperback, 727 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Stackpole Books (first published November 30th 2006)
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g-na
One of the best books I have seen for reading and identifying skulls. The book begins with the anatomy of the skull, explaining the different bones and what it means when they vary in size between species. Next up is "Understanding and Interpreting Form" which teaches you to look at different portions of the skull and determine age, sex, how the animal lived its life, what it ate, and in some instances, what sort of problems it encountered. There is some information about preparing skulls here,...more
Terra
May 31, 2012 Terra rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Bone Enthusiasts
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Picked up a copy at the La Brea Tar Pits. I'm an avid skull collector, and I have to say this is the most in-depth look at skulls I've ever seen in a book. It's got sketches of every one on each skull's profiling page, and the beginning is jam-packed with anatomical facts and a breakdown of the parts of a skull. It's a very helpful book, for beginners and experts alike. After a couple flips through it, you'll be able to identify any skull in seconds.
David

This was, hands down, the BEST book I have EVER read on animal skulls and animal identification. Weather you're an artist like me, seeking to learn anatomy or working with skulls in art, or if you're a homesteader or hunter or hiker who runs across remains and are curious what they belonged to... this is THE book. I need to own this one. It was fantastic!
Nick Peterson
I work as a wildlife biologist, and this book is invaluable when it comes to identifying skulls found in the field. The book doesn't contain every possible skull you may find, but it can at least help you to narrow down possibilities to the Family or Genus level. Great book.
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