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A Field Guide to Animal Tracks (Peterson Field Guides

(Peterson Field Guides #9)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  212 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Includes descriptions of the habits, habitats, tracks, signs, and ranges of all the mamals of North America. More than 1,000 illustrations show individual tracks, different track patterns, animals in their habitats, droppings, and gnawed trees - every type of clue the tracker needs.
Paperback, 375 pages
Published January 15th 1998 by Houghton Mifflin (first published January 1st 1954)
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Nikki
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can't remember how long it's been since I last read a guide like this; this is definitely one of the best on the market. It's thorough and detailed without being pretentious, definitely by animal lovers for animal lovers.
Jamie
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I read this many years ago but it's never a bad idea to refresh one's memory. As far as I'm concerned, this is the best book I've ever read concerning animal tracks and traces. I have another somewhere that I have not yet read though; it seems more appealing and updated but until I read it I must give this field guide the 5 stars that it deserves.
Foxtower
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: florafauna
I've had great fun with this book, an easy to use and clearly illustrated guide to tracks and scat(AKA poop!. it goes beyond just illustrations of tracks and scat (ewww POOP!) and talks about the animals habits and habitats. A book that certainly enriches the experience of walking through the woods on a snowy day! (YUK POOP!)
James
Jun 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The only animal track/sign book worth having. Not because the others are so terrible, but rather because this one is so good.
Don Gubler
If you want to know something you avail yourself of resources like this.
Kham
Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Actually the book discusses how to identify scat as much as tracks. I found most of the poo looks the same in the book, and probably will in the field as well, guess it's not my cup of tea.
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