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The new encyclopedia of mammals

Author: David W Macdonald
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
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Encyclopédies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Macdonald
ISBN: 0198508239 9780198508236
OCLC Number: 59488767
Notes: Previous edition: published as The encyclopedia of Mammals. New York : Facts on File, 1984.
Description: xxxi, 930 pages : illustrations (some color 0, color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Carnivores --
Seals & Sea Lions --
Whales & Dolphines --
Primates --
Tree Shrews --
Colugos --
Subungulates --
Hoofed Mannals --
Rodents --
Lagomorphs --
Elephant Shrews --
Insectivores --
Bats --
Edentates --
Marsupials --
Monotremes.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of mammals.
Responsibility: edited by David Macdonald ; assistant editor Sasha Norris.

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The last decades of the 20th century saw a flowering of knowledge about the behaviour, ecology, and evolution of mammals. This volume should be authoritative enough be used as a serious reference  Read more...

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