A Natural History
By (author) Samuel I. Zeveloff
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Raccoons by Samuel I. Zeveloff
Book DescriptionThe word raccoon is drawn from the Native American Algonquian language. Their term "arakun" roughly translates to "he who scratches with his hands". Anyone who has found a raccoon rummaging around in a once securely closed trash container can attest to how skillful raccoons are with their front paws. In fact, they have four times as many sensory receptors in their forepaw skin as they do in their hindpaws - a ratio similar to that of human hands and feet. Samuel Zeveloff explores this trait and much more in his accessible natural history of raccoons. Written with the general reader in mind, "Raccoons" presents detailed information on raccoon evolution, physical characteristics, social behaviour, habitats, food habits, reproduction, and conservation, as well as their relationship with humans and many other topics. The section on distribution and subspecies focuses on the raccoon's current range expansion and the material on their cultural significance demonstrates this mammal's unique status in different North American cultures. "Raccoons" includes 28 illustrations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781588340337
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Smithsonian Books
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Samuel I. Zeveloff
Samuel I. Zeveloff is author of Mammals of the Intermountain West (1998). He is department chair and a professor of zoology at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
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