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Rabbits : the animal answer guide

Author: Susan Lumpkin; John Seidensticker
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Series: Animal Answer Guides: Q & A for the Curious Naturalist.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lumpkin and Seidensticker talk about conservation, because while rabbits may breed like, well, rabbits, several species are among the most endangered animals on Earth.

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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Trivia and miscellanea
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lumpkin, Susan.
Rabbits.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010019455
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Lumpkin; John Seidensticker
ISBN: 9781421401263 1421401266
OCLC Number: 794700391
Language Note: English.
Notes: OldControl:muse9781421401263.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 235 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Introducing Rabbits; What are lagomorphs?; What is the difference between rabbits, hares, and pikas?; Is this book about rabbits, hares, pikas, or all three?; How many kinds of rabbits are there?; How are rabbits classified?; Why are rabbits important?; Why should people care about rabbits?; How did rabbits evolve?; When did rabbits evolve?; What is the oldest fossil rabbit?; What were the largest and smallest fossil rabbits?; 2 Form and Function of Rabbits; What are the largest and smallest living rabbits?; What is the metabolism of a rabbit? Why is rabbit scat round?Why are rabbits always sniffing?; Why do rabbits have a ""hare lip""?; Is it true that rabbit teeth never stop growing?; Do rabbits sleep?; Can rabbits see color?; Do all rabbits have big ears and short tails?; Why do rabbits have whiskers?; Can rabbits run?; Can rabbits swim?; 3 Rabbit Colors; Why are so many rabbits brown?; What causes the fur colors of rabbits?; Do fur colors change in different seasons?; What color are a rabbit's eyes?; What color are baby rabbits?; Are there albino rabbits?; 4 Rabbit Behavior; Are rabbits social? Do rabbits fight? Do rabbits bite?How smart are rabbits?; Do rabbits play?; Do rabbits talk?; Who eats rabbits?; 5 Rabbit Ecology; Where do rabbits live?; Where do rabbits sleep?; Do rabbits migrate?; Which geographic regions have the most species of rabbits?; Which rabbits have the largest distributions and which the most restricted?; How do rabbits survive in the desert?; How do rabbits survive the winter?; Do rabbits hibernate?; Do rabbits get sick?; Are rabbits good for the environment?; 6 Reproduction and Development of Rabbits; How do rabbits reproduce? How long are female rabbits pregnant?Where do rabbits give birth?; Do rabbits nest at the same time and in the same place every year?; How many babies do rabbits have?; Are all babies in a rabbit's nest full siblings?; Do rabbits care for their young?; How fast do rabbits grow?; How can you tell the age of a rabbit?; How long do rabbits live?; 7 Rabbit Foods and Feeding; What do rabbits eat?; How much do rabbits chew their food?; How do rabbits find food?; Do rabbits drink water?; Do rabbits ever store their food?; 8 Rabbits and Humans; Do rabbits make good pets? How were rabbits domesticated?Why did people say ""the rabbit died"" to mean a woman was pregnant?; Are rabbits used in a lot of experiments?; Do rabbits feel pain?; What if I find a baby rabbit or an injured rabbit or if I hit one with my car?; How can I see rabbits in the wild?; Should people feed rabbits?; 9 Rabbit Problems (from a human viewpoint); Are rabbits pests?; How can I keep rabbits out of my garden?; Are rabbits bad for lawns?; Are rabbits dangerous?; Is it safe to eat rabbits?; What should I do if I get bitten by a rabbit?; 10 Human Problems (from a rabbit's viewpoint).
Series Title: Animal Answer Guides: Q & A for the Curious Naturalist.
Responsibility: Susan Lumpkin and John Seidensticker.

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Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide is the one resource you will need to learn about rabbits' anatomy and physiology, evolutionary history, ecology, behavior, and their relationships with humans. * Read more...

 
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