Peterson Field Guide to Animal Tracks Third Edition

ISBN-10: 061851743X

ISBN-13: 9780618517435

Edition: 3rd 2005

Authors: Olaus J. Murie, Mark Elbroch, Roger Tory Peterson, Mark Elbroch, Roger Tory Peterson

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The Peterson Field Guide Series (R) Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and the National Audubon Society America's Best-Selling Field Guides THE PETERSON IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM Roger Tory Peterson's unique identification system explains exactly what features to look for to tell one species from another. EASE OF USE Peterson Field Guides are designed to work in the field, and every illustration, every word, is directed to that end. THE AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS In each Peterson Field Guide, an author with expertise in the subject and an experienced artist work closely with the editors to ensure that both text and illustrations are accurate. A Field Guide to Animal Tracks, third edition This completely updated edition includes 100 color photographs of tracks and sign, more than 1,000 line drawings, and updated nomenclature for all the mammals of North America. The text includes descriptions of habits, habitats, tracks, signs, and ranges and is filled with wonderful natural history stories. Olaus J. Murie was one of America's leading mammalogists. His extensive fieldwork ranged throughout the United States and Canada, from Labrador to the Aleutian Islands, with special concentration in the Northwest. For twenty-five years he was a field biologist with the U.S. Biological Survey, now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He also served as director of the Wilderness Society for many years. Murie lived in Moose, Wyoming. He was the author of The Elk of North America and many articles on natural history. Mark Elbroch is the author of several tracking guides, including two award-winning books, Mammal Tracksand Sign: A Guide to North American Species and, with Eleanor Marks, Bird Tracks and Sign: A Guide to North American Species. He has contributed to numerous North American research projects, from monitoring bears to capturing cougars to inventorying carnivores in dry tropical forests. He is working with Cybertracker Conservation in South Africa to create the first North American evaluation for wildlife trackers. Elbroch currently works as a wildlife consultant, specializing in field inventories and identifying corridors, and teaches workshops on wildlife and tracking across North America.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

An experienced birder and tracker, Mark Elbroch teaches tracking courses throughout the New England area.

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
For the First and Second Editions
For the Third Edition
Key to Tracks
Introduction: What Has Happened Here?
Species Accounts
Family Didelphidae: Opossums
Virginia Opossum
Family Soricidae: Shrews
Arctic Shrew
American Water Shrew
Northern Short-tailed Shrew
Pygmy Shrew
Least Shrew
Crawford's Desert Shrew
Family Talpidae: Moles
Townsend's Mole
Eastern Mole
Broad-footed Mole
Hairy-tailed Mole
Star-nosed Mole
American Shrew Mole
Order Chiroptera: Bats
Long-eared Myotis
Eastern Red Bat
Hoary Bat
Little Brown Myotis
Family Dasypodidae: Armadillos
Nine-banded Armadillo
Family Ochotonidae: Pikas; Family Leporidae: Hares and Rabbits
Collared and American Pikas
Pygmy Rabbit
Cottontails
Marsh and Swamp Rabbits
Snowshoe Hare
Arctic and Alaskan Hares
Black-tailed and Antelope Jackrabbits
White-tailed Jackrabbit
European Hare
Order Rodentia: Rodents
Aplodontia or Mountain Beaver
Chipmunks
Yellow-bellied Marmot, Hoary Marmot, and Woodchuck
Ground Squirrels
Prairie Dogs
Gray, Fox, and Abert's Squirrels
Red and Douglas's Squirrels
Flying Squirrels
Pocket Gophers
Pocket Mice
Kangaroo Rats and Kangaroo Mice
American Beaver
Rice and Cotton Rats
Harvest Mice
White-footed Mice and Deer Mice
Grasshopper Mice
Woodrats
Norway Rat
House Mouse
Meadow Vole and Others
Woodland Vole, Sagebrush Vole, Bog Lemmings, and Red-backed Voles
Tree Voles
Common Muskrat
Collared and Brown Lemmings
Jumping Mice
North American Porcupine
Agoutis
Paca
Family Canidae: Dogs, Foxes, and Wolves
Domestic Dog
Coyote
Gray Wolf and Red Wolf
Arctic Fox
Kit and Swift Foxes
Red Fox
Common Gray Fox
Family Ursidae: Bears
Black and Brown (Grizzly) Bears
Polar Bear
Family Otariidae: Hair Seal; Family Phocidae: Eared Seals
Harbor Seal, California Sea Lion
Family Procyonidae: Raccoons, Ringtails, and Coatis
Ringtail
Northern Raccoon
White-nosed Coati
Kinkajou
Family Mustelidae: Weasels, Otters, and Badgers
American Marten
Fisher
Ermine, Long-tailed Weasel, and Least Weasel
Black-footed Ferret
American Mink
Tayra
Wolverine
American Badger
Northern River Otter
Sea Otter
Family Mephitidae: Skunks
Eastern and Western Spotted Skunks
Striped, Hooded, and White-backed Hog-nosed Skunks
Family Felidae: Cats
Domestic Cat
Cougar or Mountain Lion
Ocelot
Jaguarundi
Canada Lynx
Bobcat
Jaguar
Superorder Ungulata: Hoofed Animals
Family Equidae: Horse and Burro
Family Suidae: Domestic Pig and Wild Boar
Family Tayassuidae: Collared Peccary or Javelina
Family Cervidae: Elk, Deer, Moose, Caribou, and Reindeer
Elk or Wapiti
White-tailed Deer
Mule and Black-tailed Deer
Moose
Caribou and Reindeer
Family Antilocapridae: Pronghorn or Antelope
Family Bovidae: Bison, Cattle, Goats, Muskox, and Sheep
American Bison or Buffalo
Domestic Cattle
Mountain Goat
Domestic Goat
Muskox
Dall's and Bighorn Sheep
Domestic Sheep
Family Tapiridae: Baird's Tapir
Birds
Amphibians and Reptiles
Insects and Other Invertebrates
Twigs and Limbs
Bone and Horn Chewing
Bibliography
Index
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