The Natural History of Canadian Mammals: Bats, Pikas, Hares, Rabbits, Shrews, and Moles
Published: November 2014© 2012
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 230 Pages
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
230 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
Ebook - ePub
This section features descriptions of pikas, hares and rabbits, shrews, moles, and bats.
The Natural History of Canadian Mammals is a beautifully illustrated, up-to-date guide to all 215 known species of mammals in Canada. It features brand-new, full-colour images of each species, as well as stunning photographs from Canadian Geographic magazine’s national photography competitions depicting the animals in their natural environments.
Along with being a visual treat, this book is jam-packed with information accessible to readers at all levels. Detailed descriptions are provided of each mammal’s appearance, habitat, and behavior, while colour maps show their full distribution across Canada, North America, and globally. The book also includes practical guides on tracking and identification for readers who would like to learn how to spot mammals in the wild. Among its most special features is a series of colour plates with vignettes of the Canadian representatives of each group, sized relative to one another for easy comparison and linked to the full species accounts later in the book.
Abbreviated Table of Contents
List of Acronyms and Initialisms
Species Accounts:Order Lagomorpha: pikas, hares and rabbitsOrder Soricomorpha: shrews and molesOrder Chiroptera: bats
Appendix 3: List of colour art ascribed to artist
Appendix 4: Scientific names of plants and animals mentioned in the text