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Squirrels : the animal answer guide

Author: Richard W Thorington; Katie Ferrell
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reviled as pests or loved as an endearing amusement, squirrels have played important roles in trade, literature, and mythology. Thorington and Ferrell cover every aspect of these diverse species, from the first squirrels of 36 million years ago to the present day. With over one hundred photographs and an intuitive question-and-answer format, this authoritative and engaging guide sheds light on a common mammal that  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Thorington; Katie Ferrell
ISBN: 0801884020 0801884039 9780801884023 9780801884030 0801889081 9780801889080
OCLC Number: 62282009
Description: xv, 183 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm
Contents: Introducing squirrels --
Form and function --
Coat color and squirrel genetics --
Squirrel behavior --
Squirrel ecology --
Reproduction and development --
Foods and feeding --
Squirrels and humans --
Squirrel problems (from a human viewpoint) --
Human problems (from a squirrel's viewpoint) --
Squirrels in stories and literature --
"Squirrelology."
Responsibility: Richard W. Thorington, Jr., and Katie Ferrell.
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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.  Read more...

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