Small Wild Cats

Author: James G. Sanderson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421402726
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Small Wild Cats: The Animal Answer Guide shows just how important and interesting the littlest of the nondomesticated feline family are.

Squirrels

Author: Richard W. Thorington, Jr.
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801889081
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With over one hundred photographs and an intuitive question-and-answer format, this authoritative and engaging guide sheds light on a common mammal that is anything but commonplace.

The Wild Cat Book

Author: Fiona Sunquist
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226780260
Size: 33.50 MB
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Presents information about the physical features, behavior, habitats, and geographical distribution of wild and feral cats throughout the world, and the dangers they face from humans and changes to their environment.

Wild Cats Of The World

Author: Mel Sunquist
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022651823X
Size: 59.26 MB
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Did you know that European royalty once used cheetahs to hunt deer, or that caracals can capture birds by leaping six and a half feet straight up into the air from a standing start? Have you ever wondered whether domestic cats really do land on their feet when they fall, or how Canada lynx can stalk their prey in the winter without falling through the deep snow? Wild Cats of the World is a treasure trove of answers to questions like these, and many others, for anyone who's interested in learning more about the world's felids, including the ones with whom we share our homes. Mel and Fiona Sunquist have spent more than a decade gathering information about cats from every available source, many of them quite difficult to find, including scientific papers, descriptions of hunts, archeological findings, observations by naturalists and travelers, reports from government agencies, and newsletters from a wide variety of organizations. Weaving information from these sources together with their own experiences observing wild cats around the world, the Sunquists have created the most comprehensive reference on felids available. Each of their accounts of the 36 species of cat contains a description of the cat, including human interactions with it, as well as detailed data on its distribution, ecology and behavior, status in the wild, and efforts to conserve it. Numerous photographs, including more than 40 in full color, illustrate these accounts. Ranging from the two-pound black-footed cat to the five-hundred-pound tiger, and from the African serval with its satellite-dish ears to the web-footed fishing cat of Asia, Wild Cats of the World will fascinate and educate felid fans of any stripe (or spot).

Wild Cats Of The World

Author: Barbara Sleeper
Publisher: Crown
ISBN:
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Art Wolfe's stunning full-color photographs and Barbara Sleeper's informative text pay tribute to each of the world's 37 species of wild cats. Shown here in all their fearful symmetry and lithe grace are not only the famous big cats of the wild, but also the many medium-size and small cats. 191 4-color photographs.

Wild Cats Of The World

Author: Luke Hunter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472922859
Size: 31.31 MB
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Ranging from the largest - the Tiger to the smallest species - the Rusty-spotted Cat and Black-footed Cat, the world's wild cats are some of the most beautiful, ferocious and feared carnivores in the world. Wild Cats of the World provides a detailed account of each species of wild cat, examining their importance throughout history and the future of some of the most endangered breeds. Using stunning photography and magnificent colour plates by top wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett to depict each cat in detail, Wild Cats of the World examines the characteristics of all 38 species, as well as their history, distribution and current IUCN status.

The Curious Naturalist

Author: John Mitchell
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780787220686
Size: 60.30 MB
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Tracing the constantly unfolding drama of the seasons, The Curious Naturalist offers nature lovers, young and old alike, a potpourri of fascinating facts and folklore about common plants, animals, and natural phenomena. Beautifully hand-lettered and illustrated with line drawings, this simple field guide will help you identify and understand everything from the night sky to woodland wildflowers, including plants and animals you can find in your own backyard. Packed with such nature-related crafts as rush mat weaving and natural dyes, plus scores of suggested readings for additional information, The Curious Naturalist abounds with the kind of old-fashioned, home-grown knowledge that will help you appreciate, understand, and enjoy the great outdoors.

Animal Weapons

Author: Douglas J. Emlen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805094504
Size: 72.89 MB
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An exploration of the extreme weapons we see in the animal world—teeth, horns and claws—draws parallels to the way humans develop and employ our own weapons.

Snow Leopards

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128024968
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Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes is the only comprehensive work on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard, a species that has long been one of the least studied, and hence poorly understood, of the large cats. Breakthroughs in technologies and methodologies to study this elusive cat have come rapidly, including non-invasive genetics, camera traps, and GPS-satellite collaring. The book begins with chapters on the genetic standing and taxonomy of the snow leopard, followed by chapters on their behavior and ecology. Additional contributions follow on the current and emerging threats to the species, which include longstanding concerns, such as poaching and conflicts with livestock, and new and emerging threats such as mining and climate change. A section on conservation solutions, backed by valuable case studies, starts with an overview of the important role mountain communities play in assuring the snow leopard’s long-term persistence. In addition, chapters on the role of captive snow leopards for the conservation of the species, state-of-the-art techniques and technologies for studying and monitoring snow leopards, status reports from around the region, and future perspectives, such as transboundary conservation initiatives, international conventions (CITES, CMS, etc.), the role of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group and the Snow Leopard Network, and undertakings such as the Global Snow Leopard Forum facilitated by the World Bank are also included. Serves as the first and only comprehensive book on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard Brings together the most current scientific knowledge, documents the most pressing conservation issues, and shares success stories in alleviating the broad threats that now jeopardize the long-term survival of this species Brings current knowledge of the species, not only to researchers and conservationists, but also to decision makers, academics, and students Edited by recognized snow leopard experts, with more than 50 years of collective experience in research and conservation of the species