Behavior of North American Mammals
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Behavior of North American Mammals

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Oftentimes when we glimpse an animal in the wild, we have no idea what we’ve seen. We want to know, and field guides are an ideal aid for identification. But when we want to know more about the lives of these animals—their natural histories, their place in the larger ecological community, and where to look for them in the future—we can now turn to Behavior of North America...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Jun 28, 2013 Linda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Trackers, wildlife professionals, anyone interested in animals
I read this book over a period of months. It's great, and useful for anyone interested in wildlife. I read parts of it in preparation for a Tracking Evaluation, and it was indeed helpful.

Many people might thing the foxes on the cover are playing. Not so! Those gaping mouths indicate aggression. The book is filled with fascinating information, and fills a spot neglected by other field guides.
This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.

As a biologist, I used Peterson's Field guides throughout my study. So, when I got the chance to review this book, I jumped at the chance. My children love to sit and look through the books at the photos and learn new things about the organisms inside. This book was no exception. My daughter and I flipped through the book stopping to read when we found a mammal of interest. For her it could have been because the animal was cute. For me,...more
Jace Stansbury
I have all of Elbroch's books. Never hesitate to buy any of them. He goes through exhaustive research when writing a book.
Chuck Bradley
A good overview of animal behavior. Not particularly in depth or scholarly. Would be great for interested youngsters.
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