The new encyclopedia of mammals (Relié)

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  • Paru le : 28/11/2001
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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... > Lire la suite
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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.
    • Carnivores
    • Seals & sea lions
    • Whales & dolphins
    • Dugong & manatees
    • Primates
    • Tree shrews
    • Colugos
    • Subungulates
    • Hoofed mammals
    • Rodents
    • Lagomorphs
    • Elephant shrews
    • Insectivores
    • Bats
    • Edentates
    • Marsupials
    • Monotremes
  • Date de parution : 28/11/2001
  • Editeur : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN : 0-19-850823-9
  • EAN : 9780198508236
  • Présentation : Relié
  • Nb. de pages : 930 pages
  • Poids : 4.54 Kg
  • Dimensions : 23,5 cm × 30,0 cm × 7,0 cm

Biographie de David Macdonald

David Macdonald is Director of Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and A.D. White Professor at Cornell University. He is also a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford, Chairman of the IUCNISSC Canid Specialist Group and Vice Chairman of the European Society of Mammalogists. In addition to his research work, which has resulted in over 300 scientific papers, David Macdonald is a successful author (having twice won the Natural History Author of the Year award), and documentary film-maker (his films Running with the Fox and Meerkats United won international prizes and his BBC1 Series The Velvet Claw was broadcast worldwide). David, from a Glaswegian family, now lives with his wife and three children on their smallholding in Oxfordshire. Dr Sasha Norris assisted in editing the new Encyclopedia. With a PhD in Ornithology from Oxford University, Sasha is prominent among a rising generation of conservation communicators. A broadcaster and writer, she works among others for Oxford Today, The Oxford Channel, the RSPB, BBC and The Guardian. Sasha is the founder of a conservation charity, Siren.
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