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Beastly Behaviors
by: Benyus, Janine M.

A fun, illustrated armchair "field guide" to the behavior of the animals we all go to see at the zoo. Drawing from extensive research of animal behaviorists, Benyus tells us why and how these watchable critters do things such as: scratch, rub, preen, bathe, stretch and yawn, eat and play, court their mates, give birth to young and keep them fed. Illustrated. 366 pgs.
c. 1992, H/C (Regular Price $29.95)...$20.00
Condition: Very Good, pen marks scribbled on title page & first page, all other pages clean

Beautiful Animals Of Kenya
by: Amin & Willetts & Tetley

Designed for both wildlife enthusiasts and those who simply enjoy looking at animals in their natural habitats, it depicts the creatures to be found in more than sixty game sanctuaries throughout Kenya. With 80 superb color photographs of more than 50 of the most handsome and unusual of the country's great creatures. A colorful, easy-to-read guide, packed with a host of little known and often surprising information. 128 pgs.
c. 1989, S/C...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like New

Beneath The Canopy: Wildlife Of The Latin American Rain Forest
by: Downs, Matthews

Meet the jaguars, anacondas, poison dart frogs, honeycreepers, marmosets, coatis, and other strange and beautiful creatures that thrive in the lush rain forests of Central & South America. Nearly 200 stunning color photographs and an illuminating text offer a rare, up-close look at the vibrant array of life in this magnificent ecosystem. 143 pgs.
c. 1999, S/C...$24.95

Big Game Animals Of North America
by: O'Connor, Jack

Covers every North American animal classified as big game, seen from the viewpoints of both the seasoned outdoorsman and the scientifically trained naturalist. Dall sheep, Bighorn, Rocky Mt Goat, Pronghorn, American Buffalo, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Elk, Moose, Caribou, Javelina, Mt Lion, Jaguar, Black Bear, Grizzly, Brown Bear, Polar Bear, Wolf, Muskox, Walrus. 20 Full color plates & hundreds of B/W drawings. 264 pgs.
c. 1961, H/C, Oversize...$45.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, no dust jacket, name inside front cover

Big Game Animals Of North America (An Outdoor Life Book)
by: O'Connor, Jack

Covers every North American animal classified as big game, seen from the viewpoints of both the seasoned outdoorsman and the scientifically trained naturalist. Dall sheep, Bighorn, Rocky Mt Goat, Pronghorn, American Buffalo, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Elk, Moose, Caribou, Javelina, Mt Lion, Jaguar, Black Bear, Grizzly, Brown Bear, Polar Bear, Wolf, Muskox, Walrus. Full color plates & hundreds of B/W drawings, range maps. 238 pgs.
c. 1977, Rev & Updated, H/C, Oversize...$50.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good with dust jacket, Inside Very good - like new, dust jacket poor, torn & back half gone

Big Game Of North America
by: Bauer, Rewin

A spectacular tribute to the big game animals of the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico. Coverage of the 17 big game animals begins with a discussion of each animal's basic characteristics followed by a brief overview of behavior and conservation, an illustrated tracking diagram, and a current range map. Erwin Bauer's personal, lively text is highlighted by more than 120 full-color photographs.
Animals covered: bighorn sheep, dall sheep including stone and Fannin sheep, pronghorn antelope, mountain goats, bison, muskoxen, whitetailed deer, mule deer and blacktailed deer, elk, moose, caribou,: mountain lions, jaguar, black bears, grizzly bears including brown kodiak bears, and polar bears. 160 pgs.

Chris & Tilde Stuart's Field Guide To The Mammals Of Southern Africa
by: Stuart, Chris and Tilde
This book is nicely organized. The animals are separated into their prospective families. This is especially helpful for the scientific minded reader. The pictures are very clear and the description focuses on the distinguishing characters of each species. 272 pgs.
c. 1988, H/C, (Regular Price $40.00)...$35.00
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, ex-library, usual library markings

Collins Field Guide To The Larger Mammals Of Africa
by: Dorst, Jean

Comprehensive easy-to-use identitfication guide. Every species is described (except bats and the very small mammals) with details of color, form, markings, habitat, behavior, feeding, breeding, calls, social habits, migration and enemies. Distribution maps for all species. 233 mammal speciess are beautifully and accuratly illustrated. 286 pgs.
c. 1970, H/C (Reg Price $35.00)... $25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print
Condition: Very Good, minor shelf wear on cover. Inside like new

Collins Field Guide To The Mammals Of Africa Including Madagascar
by: Haltenorth, Theodor & Diller, Helmut
Identification and information guide to the mammals of Africa including offshore islands and Madagascar. Over 300 species are described, together with all their subspecies. Only very small, nocturnal or burrowing species, or those rarely seen, are excluded. There are details of each species' appearance, measurements, weight, distribution, habitat, habits, movement, voice, sense organs, enemies, food, social life, breeding, growth, longevity and subspecific variations. Almost every species is illustrated in color with supplementary drawings in black and white, including details of gazelle and guenon heads to aid identification. There are 245 distribution maps. Color photos. 400 pgs.

Collins Guide To Rare Mammals Of The World
by: Burton, John A. & Pearson, Bruce

A comprehensive, authoritative, & approachable guide to 1179 species of endangered mammals throughout the world. Mammals are divided into 5 categories, based on their rarity & the likelihood of their becoming extinct. Basic diagnostic information is given for each species - description, characteristics (including habitat, feeding, & breeding), distribution & population, reasons for scarcity, & location & numbers of populations. Includes 98 superb color plates & distribution maps for the species illustrated. 240 pgs.
c. 1988, H/C...$30.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, ex-library, usual library markings, otherwise inside like new

Complete Book of Animals
by: Jackson, Tom

A world encyclopedia of amphibians, reptiles & mammals, with over 500 detailed color illustrations & color photos, with commissioned artworks of each of the species featured. A natural history guide that focueses on how aniomals have adapted in temrs of anatomy, senses & survival skills, & describes the varied habitats in which animals live. Includes range maps. 256 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$12.95
Condition: Very Good, small crease on cover, like new inside

Complete Book Of Australian Mammals: The Australian Museum
by: Strahan, Ronald (Editor)

This historic publication has been compiled by the Australian Museum from its National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. The result of many years' intensive research, it is a magnificent, full-color photographic record of Australia's mammals, with authoritative, readable text, written by over a hundred authors, all knowledged experts who have worked in the field with the species they describe. The book surveys the rich & varied world of Australia's mammals from the well-known Platypus, Koala & kangaroo species to the little-known pygmy-possums, bats, & carnivorous marsupials, the seals & sea-lions, & even the introduced mammals such as rabbits, camels & deer. Includes range maps of each species. 530 pgs.
c. 1983, H/C, Oversize...$150.00
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Condition: Very Good w/dust jacket, slight curling on edge of dust jacket, name written inside front page otherwise inside like new

Desert Wildlife
by: Jaeger, Edmund C.

This is a revision of the 1950 book "Our Desert Neighbors". It is a series of essays offering the general reader a wonderful insight into the life and habits od several dwellers of the desert of the southwestern US and northwestern Mexico. Illustrated by a series of excellent photos (B/W) and many interesting line drawings. Reprint of book written in 1961.
c. 1961, reprint 2007, S/C...$17.95

Dictionary of Australian & New Guinea Mammals
by: Strahan, Ronald & Conder, Pamela

First unified guide to the mammals of both Australia and New Guinea. It includes all species, both native and introduced. For each species and genus, it provides a clear guide to pronunciation, the derivation and significance of the component part of the name and the citation that identifies its earliest valid description. 184 pages, B/W photos
c. 2007, H/C...$43.95

Domestic Animals Of China
by: Epstein, H.

Describes the origin, distribution, characteristics and performance of Chinese breeds of cattle, yak (including cattle-yak hybrids), buffalo, sheep, goat, pig, horse, ass, camel, reindeer and dog. Not only an account of the improvement of native stock by selection, and the impact on such stock of imported Western breeds, but a record is made of the many local varieties now on the verge of extinction for economic reasons. Each section is extensively illustrated, the plates ranging from that of a bronze from the 5th century BC to photos taken by the suthor in 1968. 166 pgs plus 100 pgs of photos.
c. 1969, H/C...$125.00
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Ducks & Geese Of Minnesota Field Guide: Includes Swans & Other Water Birds
by: Tekiela, Stan

This comprehensive guide includes great information and photographs for all of the 57 species of ducks, geese, swans and other water birds that are found in Minnesota. These birds are often confusing for the average person to identify. With the following features, identification has just become easier - quick-compare section of silhouettes for side-by-side comparison, four pages of photos and information for each of 57 species, many photos including images of birds in flight (especially useful for hunters), flock patterns, compare notes helping to discern between look-alikes, images of juvenile, and winter and breeding plumages.Pocketsize. Color photos. 256 pgs.
c. 2007, Pocketsize, S/C...$14.95

Encyclopedia Of Animals

Complete encyclopdeia of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians of the world. Descritpions, habits, distribution. Color photos & illustrations. 687 pgs.
c. 1993, S/C...$34.95

Encyclopedia Of Birds: A Complete Visual Guide
by: Schodde, Richard Dr.

Lavishly illustrated book presents the most recent findings of scientific research. Authoritative text is enhanced by superb photographs and galleries of species illustrations, diagrams, and maps to give an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the natural history of birds. 224 pgs.
c. 2006, H/C...$24.99

Encyclopedia Of Endangered Species (IUCN)
by: Emanoil, Mary (Editor)

This volume contains over 700 descriptions and status reports on endangered animals and plants of the world. Reports are arranged taxonomically, by order, family, genus and species. Each entry contains a description of the species, range and habitat information, population, history, conservation record and survival outlook. B/W photos. 1230 pgs.
c. 1994, H/C...$125.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, ex-library, inside excellent except for usual library markings

Encyclopedia Of Historic & Endangered Livestock & Poultry Breeds
by: Dohner, Janet Vorwald
Complete information on the history, characteristics, qualities, and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds (Goats, Sheep, Swine, Cattle, Equines), and 53 poultry breeds (Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese). Includes where these breeds can be seen today, the degree of rarity of each breed in the US, UK, and Canada, information on feral livestock populations, 160 color photos and over 80 B/W photos and historical illustrations. 514 pgs.
c. 2001, H/C...$80.00

Encyclopedia Of Mammals
by: MacDonald, David

The most up-to-date and authoritative information on every living species of mammal in the world, with particular emphasis on animal behavior, conservation & ecology. Contains more than 800 full color photos & over 900 pgs.

Encyclopedia Of Mammals
by: MacDonald, David

Authoritative coverage of every living mammal from aardvarks to antechinus & zebras to zorros, written by experts in everyday language with fascinating insights into behavior, diet, conservation, & eceology. Factfile panels present key data on individual species and their distribution. Hundreds of spectacular wildlife photographs & color artwork. Completely revised & updated edition. 930 pgs.
c. 2001, H/C...$50.00
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Encyclopedia Of Mammals: A Comprehensive Illustrated Guide By International Experts
Editors: Gould, Dr Edwin & McKay, Dr George

Informative text all about the mammals of the world. Part one covers: introducing mammals, classifying mammals, mammals through the ages, habitats & adaptations, behavior & endangered species. Part two covers the knds of mammals. Monotremes, marsupials, anteaters, sloths, armadillos, insectivores, tree shrews, flying lemurs, bats, primates, carnivores, wahles & dolphins, sea cows, elephants, odd-toed ungulates, hyraxes, aardvark, even-toed ungulates, pangolins, rodents, lagomorphs, & elephant shrews. Range maps, color photos, color illustrations. 240 pgs.
c. 2003, 2nd Ed, S/C...$24.95

Encyclopedia Of Mammals: A Complete Visual Guide
by: McKay, George Dr.

Lavishly illustrated book presents the most recent findings of scientific research. Authoritative text is enhanced by superb photographs and galleries of species illustrations, diagrams, and maps to give an up-to-date overview of our knowledge of the once-secret lives of mammals. 224 pgs.
c. 2006, H/C...$24.99

Encyclopedia Of Wild Life
by: Edited

This encyclopedia is divided into 58 chapters each dealing with the order, class or group into which all the world's animals have been classified. More than 3000 different species are featured with informative text revealing wideranging general articles on life-styles, evolution, eceolgy, protection & conservation. Together with 320 full color pictures & 100 maps & diagrams give a wonderful perspective of the world of animals. 263 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, inside very good, dust jacket shows some wear & tear especially on edges

Endangered Animals - (10 Volume Set)

A 10 volume set that highlights and explains the threats to animal species across the world. Examples of different animals facing a range of problems have been chosen to include all the major animal groups. Fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects and invertebrates are included as well as mammals and birds. Volume 1 explains how scientists classify animals, the reasons why they are endangered and what conservationists are doing about it. Volumes 2 to 10 contain individual species entries arranged in alphabetical order. Each entry is a double-page spread with a data panel summarizing key facts and a locator map showing its range. Each book ends with a glossary of terms, lists of useful publications and websites, and a full set index.
c. 2002, 10 Volume Set, H/C.. $30.00 set
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, ex-library copy with minimal library markings

Endangered Animals (Golden Guide)
by: Fichter, George

Here's an easy-to-read, engrossing, and beautifully illustrated guide to more than 140 endangered species. This thoroughly researched pocket size book includes information on each animal's anatomy, status in the wild, rescue efforts to save the species, and prospects for long-term survival. Color illustrations. 160 pgs.
c. 2001, Updated, S/C...$6.95

Everglades Wildlife: An Introduction To Familiar Species (Pocket Traveller)
by: Kavanagh, James
A must-have reference guide for beginners and experts alike. Whether you're on a nature hike or taking a stroll in your neighborhood, you'll want to take along a copy of this indispensable guide. Pocket-size, laminated, folding guide contains information on approx. 150 species of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, & marine life.
c. 2004, Glossy Cardboard Foldout...$5.95

Exotic Animal Field Guide
by: Mungall, Elizabeth Cary

Featuring eighty different kinds of hoofed mammals, this field guide covers common exotics, such as blackbuck antelope and fallow deer, some less common species like scimitar-horned oryx and a few newer arrivals like defassa waterbuck. In the introduction, the author explains how these species got here, tells where people can go to view them and gives a few simple guidelines for responsible ownership. The main portion of the book contains fully illustrated species accounts, with native range maps and information about food habits, habitat, temperament, breeding and birth seasons and fencing needs. A list of exotics related organizations and a reference section in also included. Photographs of each species make identification easy. 286 pages, Color Photos
c. 2007, S/C...$23.00

Familiar Animal Tracks Of North America (National Audubon Society Pocket Guide)

Designed to help readers more fully understand how animals live and survive in the wilds, this guide is a must for every nature explorer. Detailed line drawings and text reveal clues found in an animal's tracks that help identify it. Color photos of each species. 192 pgs.
c. 1997, Pocketsize, S/C...$9.00

Familiar Mammals Of North America (Audubon Society Pocket Guide)
by: Audubon Society

This easy-to-use guide is divided into three parts: introductory essays (how to use this guide, identifying mammals, finding mammals, track guide); color plates with species accounts (rabbits & hares, squirrels & marmots, pika, rodents, opossum, armadillo, moles, pocket gopher, shrews, bats, carnivores, hoofed mammals); and appendices - all in a convenient size! Color photos. 192 pgs.
c. 1988, Pocketsize, S/C...$9.00
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: New

Field Guide to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
by: Disney

Use this guide to identify 200 animals & 200 plants & trees throughout Disney's Animal Kingdom. Color photos. 152 pgs.
c. 2000, S/C...$12.95
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: New

Field Guide To Mammals Of Southern Africa
by: Stuart, Chris & Tilde

This book is divided into 112 colour plates; where possible, each plate groups related or similiar species to enable the reader to make direct comparisons. Opposite the plates are concise identification points which draw attention to the diagnostic features of each species, together with a wealth of additional information on measurements, habitat, behaviour, food and reproduction. Up-to-date distribution maps accompany the majority of species. Where relevant, skin photographs and spoor drawings have been included to supplement the text. It also includes whales and dolphins. 272 pgs.
c. 2001, 3rd Ed, S/C... $25.00

Field Guide To Tracks of North American Wildlife (Nasco Nature Study Aids)
by: Chase, Myron & Charles
Pen & Ink drawings of real- life-sized prints, made from the actual feet of the animal or bird. It explains: how to "read" tracks, track patterns, registering vs non-registering. Covers over 50 birds & animals. 160 pgs.
c. 1969, S/C...$10.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, clean, binding tight, no writing

Field Guide To Wildlife Habitats Of The Eastern United States
by: Benyus, Janine

A noted outdoors expert and an acclaimed illustrator have banded together to create a stunning picture of the wildlife in the eastern half of the United States. Sections on observing and stalking wildlife, and a helpful wildlife sign chart. All 20 habitat descriptions include geological and ecological histories, essays, and wildlife profiles. Complete with observation tips. 75 illustrations. 336 pgs.
c. 1989, S/C...$15.00

Four-Footed Animals of Ka Lama Hawaii
by: Ester T. Mookini
Stories and info from a series of articles written on four-footed animals back in 1834. Includes info on: elephant, rhino, hippo, giraffe, camel, elk, horse, bison, buffalo, zebu, cow, mule, zebra, lion, tiger, deer, reindeer, polar bear, black bear, cougar, leopard, hyena, wolf, and dog. The book is written in both English & Hawaiian. 129 pgs.
c. 1985...S/C...$7.95

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Francis Wardle's Zoo Book
by: Wardle, Francis

Information & beautifully detailed sketches of over 230 different zoo animals. Includes mammals, birds & fish. 160 pgs.
No date in book, H/C...$20.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good -Very Good, no dust jacket - pencil scribbled on back blank page, name blacked out with marker in top corner of front page, binding starting to break, inside pages excellent

From Aardvark to Zebra: Secrets of African Wildlife
by: Joyce, Peter

A dictionary of discovery that illuminates the more fascinating wildlife inhabitants of the region. Many of Africa's mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and even plants have adapted in unusual and often, in our eyes, strange ways to the demands of their environments. Written in an appealing and easy-to-read fashion, the book provides an intriguing glimpse at the wonders of the wild, describing the fierce family loyalties of the elephant; the all too human behavior of the baboon; the dolphin's intelligence, its "language" and its friendship with man; animals and birds that use tools; plants that have evolved ingenious, sometimes bizarre mechanisms for survival and much, much more. Written in the form of 120 brief entries for each animal and plant, and illustrated with charming black and white drawings. 119 pgs.
c. 1999, S/C...$19.95

Furbearing Animals Of North America
by: Lee Rue III, Leonard

Lives & habits of: Opossum, beaver, muskrat, nutria, coyote, wolf, fox, bear, raccoon, marten, fisher, weasel, mink, wolverine, badger, skunk, otter, bobcat, Mt. Lion, lynx. B/W photos. 343 pgs.
c. 1981, H/C... $15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good, inside very good with dust jacket in fair condition

Furred Animals Of Australia
by: Throughton, Ellis
Complete guide to egg-laying, pouched & non-marsupial mammals of Australia and Tasmania. Includes rodents, bats, seals, seacow and of course, the marsupials. Answers questions such as: How is a kangaroo born?, How does it get into it's mother's pouch?, What is the origin of the dingo, or the platypus?, How do you recognize ambergris? And hundreds more. Covers over 400 species, and almost half are illustrated in color. 374 pgs.
c. 1941, H/C...$95.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

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