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Title:
A field guide to the mammals : North America north of Mexico
Author:
Burt, William Henry, 1903-1987.
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Houghton Mifflin, [1976]

©1976
Physical Description:
xxv, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780395910986
Format :
Book

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Summary

Descriptions of 380 species include size, weight, color, markings, number of teeth, habitat, habits, and comparisons with similar species. Superb color illustrations and line drawings show 230 animals. Range maps as well as photos of skulls and drawings of animal tracks, dens, nests, and burrows round out the wealth of information given in "the best general guide to all of North America" (Peter Warshall, Whole Earth Review).


Author Notes

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.