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North American wildlife
Jones, David (David Richard), 1956-
Publication Information:
Vancouver : Whitecap Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
304 pages : color illustrations ; 35 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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QL151 .J66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Nature writing and photography at their exciting best. North America's wildlife have endured the challenges put to them -- human encroachment, changing climates, and increased pollution -- with new trials forcing them to adapt as best they can. Their struggles and remarkable strategies are chronicled in North American Wildlife. Complementing the compelling writing of David Jones are 400 of the most intriguing in-the-wild moments of wildlife ever captured: A grizzly digging for razor clams on the shores of the Pacific Wolves nursing their pups high in the Rocky Mountains A Florida panther resting in the sun Cougars and bobcats hunting Rabbits, hares, raccoons, and pikas foraging for food Stellar sea lions sunbathing off the Baja peninsula Humpback whales feeding near Alaska's coastal fjords The expansive parklands of North America provide a stunning backdrop for this dramatic close-up look at life in the wild.

Author Notes

David Jones studied biology and writing at the University of British Columbia. David has also written for Photo Life and The Knowledge Network. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Committed Killers: Wild catsp. 19
Led by the Nose: Wild dogsp. 41
Hobos: Bearsp. 61
Overrun by Hooves: Hoofed animalsp. 87
Short Legs and Tempers: The weasel familyp. 117
Nasty, Brutish and Short: Shrews and molesp. 133
Dividing the Spoils: Rodentsp. 147
Rabbits Run: Rabbits, hares, and picasp. 173
Southern Invaders: Raccoons, ringtails, coatis, opossums, and armadillosp. 189
Air Superiority: Batsp. 211
Those That Wait: Reptilesp. 225
A Double Life: Amphibiansp. 255
A Day at the Beach: Marine mammalsp. 275
Indexp. 300
Photo Creditsp. 304