Small Wild Cats

Author: James G. Sanderson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421402726
Size: 69.59 MB
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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.


Author: Richard W. Thorington, Jr.
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801889081
Size: 30.54 MB
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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.

Wild Cats Of The World

Author: Mel Sunquist
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022651823X
Size: 11.59 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).

The Wild Cat Book

Author: Fiona Sunquist
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226780260
Size: 65.37 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: Barbara Sleeper
Publisher: Crown
Size: 17.14 MB
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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: 70.60 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: 55.29 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.

Forest Cats Of North America

Author: Jerry Kobalenko
ISBN: 9781435291836
Size: 32.90 MB
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Compares and contrasts the lifestyles and behavior of pumas, bobcats, and lynx, covering hunting methods, courtship, territoriality, and interactions with humans

Outwitting Squirrels

Author: Bill Adler
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613749449
Size: 73.47 MB
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Bird-loving Americans share a common problem: squirrels! These fast, greedy, incredibly crafty, fluffy-tailed rodents pillage birdfeeders before owners’ very eyes. For 25 years, Outwitting Squirrels has been leading the charge to help bird lovers defend their feeders. This classic defense manual for the besieged birder has been fully updated to deal with the more tech-savvy twenty-first-century squirrel. It provides 101 cunning strategies, both serious and hilarious, for outsmarting these furry, but not so cute, creatures. Adler discusses the different bird personalities and the best seed to attract them. He rates birdfeeders based upon how squirrel-proof, or squirrel-vexing, they are and discusses creative antisquirrel structures and devices. Spooker poles, Perrier bottles, baffled fishing line, Teflon spray, Vaseline, water bombs, cayenne pepper, and Nixalite—the author has tried them all, and here he regales intrepid bird feeders with his squirrel-thwarting adventures and misadventures.

A Really Super Book About Squirrels

Author: Graham Taylor
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740789635
Size: 75.49 MB
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Graham Taylor was sitting in his kitchen one morning, contemplating the universe over a bowl of cold cereal, when he noticed a squirrel outside the window--the same squirrel he'd seen countless times before. How nice it would be, he thought, if that squirrel could be my friend. So he jotted down a few lines to that effect and displayed his creative endeavor on the fridge, which is where his friend Graham Roumieu spotted it. Roumieu illustrated these meandering thoughts and urged Taylor to do more. The rest, as they say, is history. A Really Super Book About Squirrels is a quirky little humor book that combines art and words into a collection that will appeal to both the squirrel lovers and squirrel haters among us. It's a tongue-in-cheek tribute to that backyard rodent that we really want to like.