9780811726269

Mammal Tracks & Sign A Guide to North American Species

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  • ISBN13:

    9780811726269

  • ISBN10:

    0811726266

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-08-01
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books

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Summary

The most thorough treatment of the subject ever published, this amazing guide brings together clear track and trail illustrations, range maps, and full-colour photographs showing feeding signs, scat, tunnels, burrows, bedding areas, remains, and more, to give a wealth of information about hundreds of mammal species living in North America. How to find, identify, measure, and interpret the clues mammals leave behind -- explained and illustrated like never before. Includes essays that contextualise tracking as a developing science continually garnering more interest and participation; included also are instructive anecdotes from the author's work as a tracker and wildlife expert. An invaluable resource for beginning or professional trackers and wildlife enthusiasts in all North American locations.

Author Biography

NOBA award-winning author Mark Elbroch has contributed to numerous research projects in North America, including the capturing and collaring of cougars and Glacier National Park's bear sign survey. He lives in Vermont.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(14)
1 Getting Started 15(14)
2 Tracks and Trails 29(336)
ACTUAL SIZE TRACKS
80(285)
3 Runs, Ridges, Tunnels, and Eskers 365(20)
4 Beds, Lays, Wallows, Baths, Nests, Burrows, Dens, and Cavities 385(70)
5 Scat, Urine, and Other Secretions 455(106)
SCAT IDENTIFICATION
508(53)
6 Sign on Vegetation and Fungi 561(126)
7 Other Signs of Feeding 687(54)
8 Mammal Remains 741(10)
9 In Closing 751(4)
Appendix: Resources 755(4)
Bibliography 759(6)
Acknowledgments 765(4)
Index 769(10)
About the Author 779

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