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Walker's Carnivores of the World

Walker's Carnivores of the World

by Ronald M. Nowak

Editeur : Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801880322
Broché: 313
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Taille du fichier: 8 Mb
Date d'affichage: 2020-06-01

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Although they are highly intelligent, ruthless predators, carnivores are increasingly rare. From the dwarf mongoose to the polar bear, carnivores are at once respected and misunderstood, invoking both fear and curiosity in the humans with whom they share their world. Ronald M. Nowak celebrates these fascinating mammals in Walker's Carnivores of the World. This comprehensive guide, featuring 225 illustrations, covers the world's eight terrestrial families of carnivores. Each generic account comprises scientific and common names, number and distribution of species, physical attributes, measurements, hunting and social activity, reproduction, habitat, population dynamics, longevity, and ...