Unsurpassed in the breadth and depth of its text and the scope of its illustrations, The New Encyclopedia of Mammals treats every living species from aardvark to antechinus, and from zebras to zorros.
Each entry gives a systematic account of a species' or group's form, diet, distribution, and behavior. Recent decades have seen great advances in our understanding of our fellow mammals, especially their evolution, social organization, and classification. The New Encyclopedia of Mammals gathers together the fruits of dedicated zoological research worldwide and presents them in a lively, accessible form. With the loss of habitat caused by increasing human demand for land, many species face a struggle for survival; one important function of the Encyclopedia is to document their conservation status and future prospects. The very latest discoveries of new species are also included, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available.
The text is augmented by numerous illustrations which combine the best of wildlife photography from around the globe with superbly detailed color artwork. Drawings and photos alike put a premium on showing animals in their natural context and displaying typical behaviors. Throughout the book, 'Factfile' panels with distribution maps and scale drawings give readers an instant overview of key data.
This is a completely revised and updated successor to the same author's internationally acclaimed Encyclopedia of Mammals. It is the definitive reference work on mammals for the 21st century.