A Guide to the Mammals of the Southeastern United States
Brown, Larry N.
Cloth Edition, $50.00s
Cloth ISBN: 0-87049-965-3
Status: Out of Print
Paper Edition, $26.00s
Paper ISBN: 0-87049-966-1
Status: In Print
DescriptionThe twelve states of the American Southeast are home to 132 species of mammals, including both terrestrial and marine groups. The first comprehensive guide to those mammals, this authoritative, copiously illustrated, and accessibly written book makes a wealth of knowledge available to the general reader, the scientist, and the wildlife professional.
The book is organized according to the various mammalian orders (insectivores, bats, pouched mammals, rabbits and hares, whales, and so on) under which the species accounts are given. Each species account contains concise information about identifying characteristics, geographical range, habitat, natural history, and additional factors such as longevity and economic significance. Complementing this text are more than two hundred illustrations, which include photographs, drawings, and range maps. An eight-page selection of color plates is an especially attractive feature of the book.
In addition to the species accounts, the book's introductory sections are filled with fascinating general information on southeastern mammalogy: the study of mammals, mammal conservation, the southeastern region and mammal affinities, and the preservation of mammal specimens. A checklist of southeastern mammals, a key to the terrestrial orders, and a bibliography of selected references further enhance the usefulness of this guide.
The Author: Larry N. Brown, a retired professor of biology at the University of South Florida, now operates a private environmental consulting firm in Tallahassee, Florida. He is the author of Marine Mammals of the Gulf Coast and Carribbean and Mammals of Florida.
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