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MAMMAL TRACKS & SIGN: A GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN SPECIES
Author: Mark Elbroch
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Aug 2003
1,058 color photos, 312 drawings, 126 maps; 6x8 inches, 792 pgs.
NOBA award winner
*Detailed track and trail data for 135 species
*Actual-size track illustrations in one section
*Scat photos and data for dozens of animals
The most thorough treatment of the subject ever published, this amazing guide brings together clear track and trail illustrations, range maps, and full-color photographs showing feeding signs, scat, tunnels, burrows, bedding areas, remains, and more, to give a wealth of information about hundreds of mammal species living in North America. How to find, identify, measure, and interpret the clues mammals leave behind--explained and illustrated like never before.
Includes essays that contextualize tracking as a developing science continually garnering more interest and participation; included also are instructive anecdotes from the author's work as a tracker and wildlife expert. An invaluable resource for beginning or professional trackers and wildlife enthusiasts in all North American locations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mark Elbroch is the lead author of Bird Tracks & Sign and has written articles for periodicals and other publications on tracking. He has contributed to numerous research projects in North America, including the capturing and collaring of cougars and Glacier National Park's bear sign survey. He lives in Vermont.