Best Mammal Field Guides Books
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1. National Wildlife Federation(R): Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition (Creative Homeowner) 17 Projects & Step-by-Step Instructions to Give Back to Nature
Author: by David Mizejewski
Make your backyard more nature-friendly by providing habitats for the local wildlife! From the National Wildlife Federation, the largest U.S. Nonprofit conservation organization, with 6 million members and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations 17 step-by-step projects that everyone can do together make getting your family back to nature easy, educational, and fun Over 200 color photos of backyard wildlife habitats and the wide variety of creatures they attract, plus step-by-step photos and illustrations for family projects Learn wildlife-friendly practices for gardening, landscape design, supplemental feeders, birdbaths, nesting places, and more Learn how to attract backyard pollinators, from bees and butterflies to beetles, bats, and hummingbirds Get your garden certified by the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife(TM) program by following the included certification application checklist Your backyard can come alive by creating an environment with plants and spaces that attract nature’s most interesting and friendly creatures!
2. National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States
Author: by Peter Alden
The most comprehensive field guide available to the Rocky Mountain region-a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. This compact volume contains:An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state’s wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;A complete overview of the Rocky Mountain region’s natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;An extensive sampling of the area’s best parks, preserves, mountains, forests, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.
The guide is packed with visual information – the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 11 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals. For everyone who lives or spends time in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming, there can be no finer guide to the area’s natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States.
3. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
Author: by Jr. John O. Whitaker
The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mammals-a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. From a stop-action photograph of the amazing flying squirrel to Big Horn Sheep perched on a rock face, this guide puts the world of mammals in your hands.
Illustrated with more than 300 full-color photographs, each species account includes information on physical characteristics, size, similar species, breeding, tracks and other signs, habitat, and range, as well as commentary on feeding, nesting, and other behaviors. Easy-to-read range maps, detailed anatomical illustrations of different mammals, track illustrations, and a state-by-state location guide make this the decisive authority on North American mammals.
4. Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest: Tracking and Identifying Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates (A Timber Press Field Guide)
Author: by David Moskowitz
A stunning, essential reference for nature lovers in the Pacific Northwest It’s possible to safely see fascinating wildlifeif you know what to look for and where and if you understand what you see. Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest makes it easier than ever with illustrated descriptions for more than 180 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.
This book is a must-have for nature lovers of all ages and skill levels. Covers Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, northern California, Idaho, and western MontanaMore than 180 species described in detailMore than 460 color photographs shot in the wildSilhouettes and track keys for quick identificationMore than 200 original scale drawings of tracks and track patterns92 range mapsClear color-coded layout
5. The Human Bone Manual
Author: by Tim D. White
Building on the success of their previous book, White and Folkens’ The Human Bone Manual is intended for use outside the laboratory and classroom, by professional forensic scientists, anthropologists and researchers. The compact volume includes all the key information needed for identification purposes, including hundreds of photographs designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information.
6. National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
Author: by Brent S. Stewart
Written by a team of experts and featuring hundreds of illustrations, photographs, and maps, the most authoritative, up-to-date, and accessible information on marine mammals-perfect for your outdoor excursions or your home library. The National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World describes in fascinating detail all 120 species of the world’s whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions, manatees, Marine and Sea Otters, and the Polar Bear.
Organized by the four major groups of marine mammalsmarine fissipeds, pinnipeds, cetaceans, and sireniansthe species descriptions include: Full-color paintings, color photographs showing appearance in the wild and illustrating typical behaviors, life history data, range and habitat text and a full-color range map based on the most current information.
Facts about social organization, surface behaviors, swimming, and diving. Information on mating behavior, breeding, and the rearing of young. Details about food items and foraging techniques. Estimates of population in the wild, plus current and historic threats. A general introduction outlines the evolution and taxonomy of marine mammals, distribution, migration, watching guidelines, identification techniques, organizations and laws that protect marine mammals, and more.
7. Mammals: A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press)
Author: by Donald F. Hoffmeister
An accurate and fascinating introduction to more than 200 of the most common species of mammals in North America, including information on: Habits and habitats-Family trees-Raising young-Foods, enemies, and moreFull-color illustrations accent features that help you to recognize each animal in its natural environment.
Range maps show where various species can be found.
8. My First Book About Backyard Nature: Ecology for Kids! (Dover Children's Science Books)
Author: by Patricia J. Wynne
Winner of a 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Silver Medal! Millions of creatures live in the backyard: beetles and bugs; butterflies and birds; turtles and toads; ants, earthworms, and tiny animals hidden in the grass or deep in the soil. These creatures lead busy lives, climbing trees, crawling over rocks, searching for food, and building nests.
With this book’s 46 pages of illustrations each accompanied by fact-filled captions kids can combine the fun of coloring with the fascination of discovering how all kinds of living creatures are linked together. Realistic pictures to color depict the backyard through all four seasons and during the day and night.
The captions identify different types of trees, flowers, and bushes; butterflies, moths, and birds; reptiles and amphibians; and many other plants and animals. Suitable for ages 8-11, this informative coloring book recaptures the excitement of the natural world that’s right outside the back door.
Tracker's Field Guide: A Comprehensive Manual For Animal Tracking (Falcon Guides: Field Guides)
Author: by James Lowery
Tracking expert Jim Lowery distills his remarkable expertise, gained over decades of intensive research and practical field experience, into this comprehensive field guide to tracking North American mammals. He fully illustrates it with hundreds of drawings and high-resolution photographs, setting a new standard for books on tracking.
10. The Blue Bear: A True Story of Friendship and Discovery in the Alaskan Wild
Author: by Lynn Schooler
With a body twisted by adolescent scoliosis and memories of the brutal death of a woman he loved, Lynn Schooler kept the world at arm’s length, drifting through the wilds of Alaska as a commercial fisherman, outdoorsman, and wilderness guide.
In 1990, Schooler met Japanese photographer Michio Hoshino, and began a profound friendship cemented by a shared love of adventure and a passionate quest to find the elusive glacier bear, an exceedingly rare creature, seldom seen and shrouded in legend. But only after Hoshino’s tragic death from a bear attack does Schooler succeed in photographing the animal – completing a remarkable journey that ultimately brings new meaning to his life.
The Blue Bear is an unforgettable book. Set amid the wild archipelagoes, deep glittering fjords, and dense primordial forests of Alaska’s Glacier Coast, it is rich with the lyric sensibility and stunning prose of such nature classics as Barry Lopez’s Arctic Dreams and Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard.
11. Wolves at Our Door: The Extraordinary Story of the Couple Who Lived with Wolves
Author: by Jim Dutcher
A lyrical and revealing memoir of living with wolves, from the creators of the Emmy Award winning Discovery Channel documentary. For centuries, wolves have haunted the human imagination. It has been accepted as conventional wisdom that they are savage predators, creatures of nightmare.
Determined to overcome such misconceptions, Jim and Jamie Dutcher spent six years in a tented camp on the edge of Idaho’s wilderness, living with and filming a pack of wolves. Now, in this lyrical memoir, the Dutchers share their experience of life among these intelligent and elusive animals.
By socializing with the pack from the time they were pups, the Dutchers were able to gain the wolves’ trust and observe their behavior in a way that few people ever have. What they witnessed was remarkable: a complex nature oriented toward family life and strong social bonds.
Wolves at Our Door is much more than a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Dutchers’ Emmy Award-winning Discovery Channel documentary. It is the story of two people brought together by their devotion to wildlife and held together by their belief in each other.
Author: by Micho Hoshino
Text: English, Japanese (translation)
13. Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon Quest
Author: by Sy Montgomery
The author recounts her search for the pink river dolphins of the Amazon, describing their history and habits, threats to their survival, and their role as shapeshifting guides to another realm in the lore of local peoples.
14. The Rhino Crash: A Memoir of Conservation, Unlikely Friendships and Self-Discovery
Author: by Nick Newman
Catapulted into the grim world of rhino poaching, Nick Newman trades life in London for a humble, yet adventurous existence in South Africa. Tasked to monitor and protect critically endangered black rhinos, Nick soon cultivates an understanding of the different individual personalities and their temperamental behaviour by studying the animals in their natural environment.
Under constant threat of being poached for their horns, the rhinos become the pivot around which Nick and the Anti-Poaching Unit’s lives revolve. Nick shares raw moments of heartbreak and hope from the frontline, while taking the reader on an honest and humorous trip of his years spent in Africa.
Dynamic characters who form part of his stories include his sidekick rhino-tracking dog, Wilma, and a black rhino named Elmore who becomes an integral part of his life. Towards the end of his time in South Africa, mounting pressure catches up with Nick and he soon finds himself in a care facility in Spain where he is forced to go on a journey of self-discovery to confront his mental health.
15. National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Animal Tracks of North America (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
Author: by NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
Knopf (February 9, 1993)
A portable, comprehensive field guide to North American animal tracks-brimming with concise descriptions and stunning color photographs, and designed to fit into your back pocket-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Designed to help readers more fully understand how animals live and survive in the wilds, this guide is a must for every nature explorer.
Detailed line drawings and text reveal clues found in an animal’s tracks that help identify it.