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ISBN-13 9781577668893ISBN-10 1577668898
ISBN-10 1577667689ISBN-13 9781577667681
Author(s): Robert Martin; Ronald Pine; Anthony DeBlase
Publisher: Waveland Press
Copyright year: © 2001 Pages: 333

Refined in detail through three editions, the manual’s outstanding features include: an explanation of keys and how to use them; the inclusion of keys designed to identify by order or family extant mammals of the world; special sections containing comments and suggestions on identification; information on working with map coordinates and global positioning receivers; coverage of the use of computer programs to get estimates of home-range size and characteristics; and ideas for locating reliable, authoritative literature on mammals. A section on techniques for studying mammals in the field and in the laboratory rounds out this student-friendly learning tool. Beautifully wrought illustrations and diagrams accurately portray visual details of mammal groups or characteristics that are unavailable to study in person. Moreover, well-designed laboratory exercises provide opportunities to apply knowledge and master understanding.