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The New Encyclopedia of Mammals

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The last decades of the 20th century saw a flowering of knowledge about the behaviour, ecology, and evolution of mammals, including ourselves. This new information is brought together, in highly accessible form, by an international team of scientists led by David Macdonald of Oxford University. The information should be both authoritative enough to be used as a serious reference work by professionals, but is presented clearly and attractively enough to fascinate anyone with an interest in wildlife. The New Encyclopedia of Mammals builds on the success of its first edition, published in 1983, to produce an up-to-date, authoritative, and readable species-by-species guide to all the mammals of the world.

930 pages, Unknown Binding

First published September 27, 2001

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David W. Macdonald

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David Whyte Macdonald CBE FRSE is a Scottish zoologist and conservationist. He has done much to popularize biology with the general public. He is known for his documentary films and his popular books, for which he has twice won the Natural World Author of the Year award.

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August 7, 2016
I can't even begin to describe how much this book fascinated me as a child. Although the hardcover edition I own already begins to fall apart due to the time which has passed and the thousands of times I opened the pages, it still enthralls me to even think of the amount of time I spent with this book in my childhood, fascinated with animals as I was back then. The wonderfully elaborate descriptions of each single mammal allowed this to become a fascinating work which I'd even call a must-read for everyone interested in animals and their habitats.
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June 2, 2020
I enjoy browsing through The New Encyclopedia of Mammals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like raccoons a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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January 26, 2009
This seems to be the book I dip into most often to find out a bit more about a certain mammal. Some of the entries are quite detailed, clearly well researched, with good photographs. Obviously they can't detail every species so there are gaps in the depth of coverage in terms of individual species within a genus or family. Generally it has enough information to satisfy my curiosity.
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