9780811722407

Field Guide to Tracking Animals in Snow

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  • ISBN13:

    9780811722407

  • ISBN10:

    0811722406

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1988-08-01
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Summary

'This is a first-class book. If you are interested in wildlife and the outdoors, you will find it an essential addition to your natural-history library. The author's knowledge and enthusiasm come right through, and the illustrator's work greatly enhances the book's usefulness. Organization of the book makes identification easier than with other track books I know and should enable beginners to use the text with ease.'--Jim Rantz, Executive Director, The National Outdoor Leadership School.

Author Biography

Louise R. Forrest, a veteran professional wildlife researcher, has a Master of Forest Science degree from Yale, and her career includes five years as an instructor for National Outdoor Leadership School, working in Utah, Wyoming, and Alaska. Her writing has been published in Natural History magazine and extensively in professional wildlife journals. She lives in Washington State

Table of Contents

Key to Mammal Track Patterns in Snow
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
About Snowp. 14
How to Use This Bookp. 16
Steps to Track Identificationp. 17
How to Use the Track Pattern Keyp. 28
Direction of Travelp. 29
Preserving Tracksp. 30
Opossum Family: Didelphidaep. 33
Opossump. 36
Shrew Family: Soricidaep. 39
Shrewsp. 42
Rabbit Order: Lagomorphap. 45
Pikasp. 48
Pygmy Rabbitsp. 50
Cottontail Rabbitsp. 52
Snowshoe Harep. 54
Jackrabbits and Other Haresp. 56
Rodent Order: Rodentiap. 59
Mountain Beaverp. 62
Chipmunksp. 64
Marmotsp. 66
Ground Squirrelsp. 68
Prairie Dogsp. 70
Large Tree Squirrelsp. 72
Small Tree Squirrelsp. 74
Kangaroo Ratsp. 76
Beaverp. 78
Micep. 80
Woodratsp. 82
Voles and Lemmingsp. 84
Muskratp. 86
Ratsp. 88
Porcupinep. 90
Carnivore Order: Carnivorap. 93
Coyotep. 98
Gray Wolfp. 100
Large-footed Foxesp. 102
Small-footed Foxesp. 104
Black Bearp. 106
Grizzly Bearp. 108
Polar Bearp. 110
Ringtailp. 112
Raccoonp. 114
American Martenp. 116
Fisherp. 118
Short-tailed Weaselp. 120
Least Weaselp. 122
Long-tailed Weaselp. 124
Black-footed Ferretp. 126
Minkp. 128
Wolverinep. 130
Badgerp. 132
Spotted Skunksp. 134
Striped Skunkp. 136
River Otterp. 138
Mountain Lionp. 140
Lynxp. 142
Bobcatp. 144
Even-toed Ungulates: Artiodactylap. 147
Elkp. 150
Deerp. 152
Moosep. 154
Cariboup. 156
Pronghornp. 158
Bisonp. 160
Mountain Goatp. 162
Muskoxp. 164
Mountain Sheepp. 166
Some Other Track Makersp. 168
Domestic Animalsp. 169
Birdsp. 170
Glossaryp. 173
Referencesp. 179
Indexp. 182
Photo Sectionp. 185
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