Animal Skulls

A Guide to North American Species

Author: Mark Elbroch

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811742415

Category: Nature

Page: 744

View: 3152

Comprehensive guide to the animals of North America. Fully illustrated with drawings and photographs. User-friendly format makes comparing species easy.

Animal Skulls

A Guide to North American Species

Author: Mark Elbroch

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811733092

Category: Nature

Page: 727

View: 457

This reference and guidebook offers illustrations, descriptions, and measurements for the skulls of some 275 animal species found throughout North America. The skull is the key anatomical feature used to identify an animal and understand many of its behaviors. This book describes in words and pictures the bones and regions of the skull important to identification, including illustrations of all the bones in the cranium, leading to a greater understanding of a creature's place in the natural world. With life-size drawings, this guide is a reference for wildlife professionals, trackers, and animal-lovers.

Bird Tracks & Sign

A Guide to North American Species

Author: Mark Elbroch,Eleanor Marie Marks

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726962

Category: Nature

Page: 456

View: 3004

Songbirds, waterfowl, owls, shorebirds, warblers, woodpeckers, nightjars, birds of prey Dozens of feather groups photographed in color A sighting in the field is just one way birders can identify bird species. Observant nature-lovers can discover what birds are where by examining tracks, trails, and a variety of bird sign: discarded feathers, feeding leftovers and caches, pellets, nests, droppings, and skulls and bones. This fully illustrated guide--the first of its kind for North American birds--presents thorough and straightforward instruction for identifying bird families or individual species by careful examination of the unique sign they leave behind. It also offers keys to the birds' behavior in the wild.

Mammal Tracks & Sign

A Guide to North American Species

Author: Mark Elbroch

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726269

Category: Nature

Page: 779

View: 5286

Organized for in-the-field use or at-home reference, this guide brings together text, line drawings, range maps, and more than 1,000 color photographs to illustrate and describe the tracks and sign left by North American mammals -- feeding signs, scat, burrows, tunnels, bedding areas, rubbings, remains, and 104 life-size tracks.

Bird Feathers

A Guide to North American Species

Author: S. David Scott,Casey McFarland

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811742177

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 5505

Over 400 photos of representative feathers from 379 species.

Animal Skulls and Bones

A Waterproof Pocket Guide to the Bones of Common North American Animals

Author: James Kavanagh,Raymond Leung

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583555583

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 3999

Indulge your inner explorer and learn where you are likely to find bones and how to identify animals based on their skull and limb shape and size, dental patterns, horns and beaks. This Duraguide� teaches how to identify the skulls and bones of common North American mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fishes and also features a 20 in. (50 cm) ruler and step-by-step instructions for preparing and preserving specimens. This lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.

A Field Guide to the Mammals

North America North of Mexico

Author: William Henry Burt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910986

Category: Nature

Page: 289

View: 6819

Describes species with common and scientific names with detailed information

Illustrated Key to Skulls of Genera of North American Land Mammals

Author: J. Knox Jones,Richard W. Manning

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896722897

Category: Nature

Page: 75

View: 6952

Complete with glossary and bibliography, this book is a must have for every serious student of mammology. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings, this volume uses two or more pairs of contrasting characters in the keys.

Behavior of North American Mammals

Author: Mark Elbroch,Kurt Rinehart

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780618883455

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 5167

A comprehensive reference on animal behavior focuses on 70 North American mammal species and includes authoritative, engaging details about habitats, life cycles and daily and seasonal activities. 15,000 first printing.

Mammals of the Eastern United States

Author: John O. Whitaker,William John Hamilton

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801434754

Category: Nature

Page: 583

View: 9982

"The authors have done a superb job of distilling a vast amount of information on the biology of the terrestrial mammals of the eastern United States in a style that will not only satisfy the expert's need for accurate data but will also appeal to students and others interested in natural history." —James N. Layne, Archbold Biological Station In their definitive work on eastern mammals, John O. Whitaker, Jr., and W. J. Hamilton, Jr., vividly convey their sheer delight at the variety and abundance of mammalian life. They have brought together a wealth of biological information and applied a biological subspecies concept to the mammals of the eastern United States. Their research extends "from the high reaches of Mount Katahdin in northern Maine, where water shrews and moose hold company," to the unglaciated hills of southern Indiana, where pygmy shrews (each weighing less than a dime) lived undetected until 1981. From there, they reach to "the cypress swamps of lower Florida, where the spoor of the mountain lion may be seen."*Describes the animals, their behavior, and dispersion in all 27 states east of the Mississippi River.*Almost entirely rewritten, this edition provides an abundance of scientific information in combination with anecdotes, field notes, and an underlying reverence for the fragile diversity of animal life. *Illustrations include 110 range maps, 167 black-and-white photographs, and 92 color images.*Covers 121 species, 17 more than in the previous edition. *Uses a biological subspecies concept, showing the results of evolution through differentiation. *Provides keys to orders and genera, anatomical line drawings. *Summarizes information on endangered and threatened species for each of the eastern states. *Lists state mammal books in the literature section.

Skulls and Bones

A Guide to the Skeletal Structures and Behavior of North American Mammals

Author: Glenn Searfoss

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811725712

Category: Nature

Page: 277

View: 3212

How to identify mammal bones and comprehend what the structures indicate about each animal's lifestyle.

The Biology of Small Mammals

Author: Joseph F. Merritt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801879500

Category: Nature

Page: 313

View: 8446

Small mammals include those mammals weighing under five kilograms (approximately eleven pounds). Merritt introduces the various species that fall under this heading, then follows with chapters that cover such topics as behavior, modes of feeding, locomotion, habitat use, reproduction, and coping with heat loss.

Tracks & Sign of Insects & Other Invertebrates

A Guide to North American Species

Author: Charley Eiseman,Noah Charney,John Carlson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811736245

Category: Nature

Page: 582

View: 9295

This Ground-Breaking Reference offers details for identifying beetles, spiders, flies, ants, butterflies, moths, dragonflies, earwigs, mayflies, crickets, grasshoppers, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, earthworms, slugs, lacewings, wasps, bees, damselflies, alderflies, crabs, and many other invertebrates from the sign they leave behind. Includes almost 1,000 color photos and some 2,000 species.


An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1579129129

Category: Nature

Page: 255

View: 9759

Shares photographs of a variety of skulls, including those of mammals, birds, and fish.

Tracks and Signs of Reptiles and Amphibians

A Guide to North American Species

Author: Filip A. Tkaczyk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780811711869

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 9566

Library Journal wrote that Mammal Tracks & Sign "will set the standard for years to come and is essential to anyone interested in tracking this continent's mammals." This new book in the Tracks & Sign series aims to set the same standard for reptile and amphibian tracking. It's an invaluable resource for both beginning and experienced trackers. Features over 600 color photos, line drawings, and range maps to illustrate and describe the tracks and sign left by reptiles and amphibians Covers frogs, snakes, lizards, turtles, salamanders, and more Includes detailed information for quick identification of digs and burrows, nests and eggs, sheds, and scats

Mammal Bones and Teeth

An Introductory Guide to Methods of Identification

Author: Simon Hillson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315424991

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

View: 8841

This guide is designed as an introduction to the basic methods for identifying mammal bones and teeth. It is intended to highlight for beginners the main points on which identifications can be made on the bulk of bones and teeth from a small range of common Old World mammals.

Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones

A Manual

Author: April M. Beisaw

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 162349026X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 4056

Offering a field-tested analytic method for identifying faunal remains, along with helpful references, images, and examples of the most commonly encountered North American species, Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones: A Manual provides an important new reference for students, avocational archaeologists, and even naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts. Using the basic principles outlined here, the bones of any vertebrate animal, including humans, can be identified and their relevance to common research questions can be better understood. Because the interpretation of archaeological sites depends heavily on the analysis of surrounding materials—soils, artifacts, and floral and faunal remains—it is important that non-human remains be correctly distinguished from human bones, that distinctions between domesticated and wild or feral animals be made correctly, and that evidence of the reasons for faunal remains in the site be recognized. But the ability to identify and analyze animal bones is a skill that is not easy to learn from a traditional textbook. In Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones, veteran archaeologist and educator April Beisaw guides readers through the stages of identification and analysis with sample images and data, also illustrating how specialists make analytical decisions that allow for the identification of the smallest fragments of bone. Extensive additional illustrative material, from the author’s own collected assemblages and from those in the Archaeological Analytical Research Facility at Binghamton University in New York, are also available in the book’s online supplement. There, readers can view and interact with images to further understanding of the principles explained in the text.

Practical Tracking

A Guide to Following Footprints and Finding Animals

Author: Mark Elbroch,Louis Liebenberg,Dr Adriaan Louw

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811741273

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 2693

Techniques from international tracking experts applicable to any quarry and terrain. How to follow and find elk, deer, bears, cougars, lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and cape buffalo.

Wilderness Survival

Living Off the Land with the Clothes on Your Back and the Knife on Your Belt

Author: Mark Elbroch,Michael Pewtherer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071782685

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 6898

Do you have what it takes? You’re alone in the wilderness with nothing but a knife and the clothes on your back. Will you survive? Do you have the skills to feed, clothe, and protect yourself? Mark Elbroch, a master tracker, and Mike Pewtherer, a woodland skills educator, put those questions to the test when they embarked on a 46-day, unprovisioned, unequipped journey into the dense wilderness of the northeastern United States. Wilderness Survival is their highly practical and uniquely observant introduction to survival in the deep woods. Mark and Mike tested generally accepted truths, questioned conventional solutions, and distilled the best techniques for making fire, obtaining shelter, finding water, and hunting with primitive weapons. They give you: • A life-saving handbook of survival skills that explores man's place in the natural world • The secret to surviving in the wilderness as part of nature—not its adversary • Explanations of more than 30 wilderness survival skills, including hunting and gathering food, fashioning tools, and preserving and storing food