Brand-new edition of the best-selling guide to animal tracks, a classic of nature writing. New innovative format, detailed illus to pinpoint key field marks for quick species id. 100 color photos, 1090 line drawings; 4.5x7 inches, 448 pgs.
This all-new edition includes descriptions of the habits, habitats, tracks, signs, and ranges of all the mammals of North America, as well as of selected birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. More than one thousand line drawings show individual tracks, track patterns, droppings, and gnawed trees. One hundred color photographs further enhance the text. The authors use an anecdotal approach, and the text is filled with inspirational stories, wonderful natural history, and relevant information about the tracks and signs of North American animals.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Olaus J. Murie was one of America's leading mammalogists. His extensive field work ranged throughout the United States and Canada, from Labrador to the Aleutian Islands, with special concentration in the Northwest. For 25 years he was a field biologist with the U.S. Biological Survey, now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He also served as the director of the Wilderness Society for many years. Mr. Murie lived in Moose, Wyoming. He was the author of The Elk of North America and many articles on natural history.
Mark Elbroch has extensive experience as a tracker. In addition to teaching workshops, speaking at conferences, and working with Cybertracker Conservation in South Africa, he has written several books on tracking.
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world?s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides? are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.