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Wild Mammals of North America

Biology, Management, and Conservation

edited by George A. Feldhamer, Bruce C. Thompson, and Joseph A. Chapman

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Winner of the 1984 Wildlife Publications Award from the Wildlife Society, the first edition of Wild Mammals of North America (published in 1982) offered zoologists, naturalists, wildlife specialists, and students detailed information about the biology, conservation status, and management of 57 mammalian species and species groups, with contributions from 100 of the leading authorities. Now thoroughly revised to reflect new biological research and approaches to wildlife conservation and management, the second edition of this "essential volume" (Wildlife Society Bulletin) continues to provide…

Winner of the 1984 Wildlife Publications Award from the Wildlife Society, the first edition of Wild Mammals of North America (published in 1982) offered zoologists, naturalists, wildlife specialists, and students detailed information about the biology, conservation status, and management of 57 mammalian species and species groups, with contributions from 100 of the leading authorities. Now thoroughly revised to reflect new biological research and approaches to wildlife conservation and management, the second edition of this "essential volume" (Wildlife Society Bulletin) continues to provide the most current and comprehensive data on the distribution, physiology, ecology, behavior, commercial value, and viability of nongame species including bats, woodrats, prairie dogs, and armadillo, the whales, seals, and sireians, as well as carnivores, furbearers, and big game species.

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Provides comprehensive data on the distribution, physiology, ecology, behavior and commercial value of both game and non-game species of terrestrial mammals... This volume is an essential for any professional in the areas of wildlife management or biology, and of great value to anyone interested in the life histories of North American mammals.

Whether your interest in wildlife is as a wildlife manager, hunter or nature lover, a new book offers information on every mammal found in North America. Wild Mammals of North America, Biology, Management, and Conservation contains illustrations and detailed information on 57 mammalian species, with contributions from 100 leading authorities.

Anyone needing information on the life history and management of North American mammals will find this work a comprehensive and useful resource.

An excellent, encyclopedic review of the biology of North American mammals.

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Pages
1232
ISBN
9780801874161
Illustration Description
126 halftones, 302 line drawings
Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Twenty-Year Retrospective
Part I: Opossum, Moles, Bats, and Armadillo
Chapter 1. Opossum
Chapter 2. Moles
Chapter 3. Bats
Chapter 4. Armadillo
Part II: Rabbits

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Twenty-Year Retrospective
Part I: Opossum, Moles, Bats, and Armadillo
Chapter 1. Opossum
Chapter 2. Moles
Chapter 3. Bats
Chapter 4. Armadillo
Part II: Rabbits and Hares
Chapter 5. Eastern Cottontail
Chapter 6. Black0tailed Jackrabbit
Chapter 7. Snowshoe Hare and Other Hares
Part III: Rodents
Chapter 8. Mountain Beaver
Chapter 9. Marmots
Chapter 10. Ground Squirrels
Chapter 11. Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Chapter 12. Fox and Gray Squirrels
Chapter 13. Pine Squirrels
Chapter 14. Pocket Gophers
Chapter 15. Beaver
Chapter 16. Muskrats
Chapter 17. Voles
Chapter 18. Porcupine
Chapter 19. Eastern Woodrat
Part IV: Toothed Whales and Baleen Whales
Chapter 20. Bottlenose Dolphin, Harbor Porpoise, Sperm Whale and Other Toothed Cetaceans
Chapter 21. Baleen Whales: Right Whales and Allies
Section V: Carnivores
Chapter 22. Coyote
Chapter 23. Gray Wolf
Chapter 24. Foxes
Chapter 25. Black Bear
Chapter 26. Grizzly Bear
Chapter 27. Polar Bear
Chapter 28. Raccoon
Chapter 29. Fisher and Marten
Chapter 30. Weasels and Black-footed Ferret
Chapter 31. Mink
Chapter 32. Wolverine
Chapter 33. Badger
Chapter 34. Skunks
Chapter 35. River Otter
Chapter 36. Sea Otter
Chapter 37. Mountain Lion
Chapter 38. Bobcat and Lynx
Section VI: Seals and Manatee
Chapter 39. Seals
Chapter 40. West Indian Manatee
Section VII: Hoofed Mammals
Chapter 41. Collared Peccary
Chapter 42. Wapiti
Chapter 43. Mule Deer
Chapter 44. White-tailed Deer
Chapter 45. Moose
Chapter 46. Caribou
Chapter 47. Pronghorn
Chapter 48. Bison
Chapter 49. Mountain Goat
Chapter 50. Muskox
Chapter 51. Mountain Sheep
Part VIII: Introduced Mammals
Chapter 52. Nutria
Chapter 53. Wild Horse
Chapter 54. Feral Hog
Chapter 55. Nonnative Large Mammals in North America
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Glossary
Index

Author Bios
Featured Contributor

George A. Feldhamer, Ph.D.

George A. Feldhamer is the chair of environmental studies and a professor of zoology at Southern Illinois University. He is the author of the lauded text, Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, and Ecology and recently served as editor of the encyclopedic work, Wild Mammals of North America.
Featured Contributor

Bruce C. Thompson, Ph.D.

Bruce C. Thompson is director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and teaches conservation biology at New Mexico State University.