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Description - Scats and Tracks of North America by James C. Halfpenny

This nifty reference packs a wallop of information. Scats & Tracks of North America covers nearly 150 of the continent's most common or characteristic species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians north of Mexico. It also includes rare species of particular interest or significance, such as the jaguarundi, the polar bear, and the wolverine. Easy to carry in pack or pocket, this user-friendly guide is at the ready for frequent consultation in the field. The informative text is accompanied by a range map for each species and hundreds of superb black-and-white sketches of scats, tracks, and each species by acclaimed naturalist-cum-illustrator Todd Telander.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780762748426
ISBN-10: 0762748427
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Imprint: Falcon Guides
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James C. Halfpenny

James Halfpenny has searched for dinosaur tracks in Colorado and Montana, tracked wildlife in Tanzania and Kenya, studied endangered species on China's Tibet-Qinghai plateau, and researched the polar bears of Hudson Bay and Greenland. Jim specializes in educational, environmentally-oriented programs about mammal behavior, tracking, and cold. Since 1961 he has taught outdoor and environmental education for a vast array of schools and organizations, including the Smithsonian, National Outdoor Leadership School, Outward Bound, the Appalachian Mountain Club, The Wilderness Society, National Wildlife Federation, Defenders of Wildlife, and National Audubon Society. He has trained rangers in tracking techniques at Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain national parks. His research has also taken him to Antarctica, Japan, and all over North America. He is a fellow of the Explorer's Club and a Vietnam veteran. Halfpenny was featured, with Australian aborigines, Kalahari Bushmen, and Alaskan Inuits, in a documentary about the loss of native tracking skills shown on the Discovery Channel. He is a past field director and project coordinator for the University of Colorado's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. He is also the senior author of Scats and Tracks series, A Field Guide to Mammal Tracking in North America (Johson Books), Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild (Riverbend Press), Discovering Yellowstone Wolves: Watcher's Guide (A Naturalist's World), Winter: an Ecological Handbook (Johson Books) and Bare Feet, Wet Socks: Writing about Winter (edited with Ann Zwinger, Caldera Press). He lives just outside Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana.Todd Telander is a freelance natural science illustrator and wildlife artist. He studied biology and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he became interested in illustration. His work appears in Falcon's America's 100 Most Wanted Birds, Birder's Dictionary, A Field Guide to Cows, and A Field Guide to Pigs as well as in museums, galleries, and private collections. Telander lives in Trinidad, California.

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