Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. Octavo, paperback,
WAS $47. This comprehensive guide 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 status of threatened species.
A thought-provoking overview by David W. Macdonald and Roland W. Kays is packed with results of the latest field and laboratory research on topics ranging from evolutionary history to the adaptive value of fur patterns. Emphasizing the interplay of social life, morphology, and predatory behaviour, it provides an up-to-date panorama of the world's carnivores. Also available in hardcover [stock id 24327].
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