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Mammals (Little Guides)
by George McKay
Most of the animals we keep as pets, such as dogs, cats and rabbits, and the animals we use for work, such as horses, are mammals. Humans are mammals too. There are nearly 4,000 species of mammal, and most of these have hair or fur on their bodies. - from the Introduction.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Weldon Owen
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Realized that I have yet to rate this book, which I had acquired some time ago. One of the most beautifully hand illustrated animal reference books I have come across, with drawings depicting the different species in various behaviors like feeding and socializing. What sets this book apart from the typical reference book is that it not only describes each species with the usual info box, but also highlights specific anatomical adaptations or behavioral traits unique to them, for instance the coo ...more