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Author Boitani, Luigi.

Title Simon and Schuster's Guide to mammals / by Luigi Boitani and Stefania Bartoli ; U.S. editor, Sydney Anderson ; [translated from the Italian by Simon Pleasance].

Published New York : Simon and Schuster, [1983]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed REF  599 BOIT    NOT FOR LOAN
Uniform title Mammiferi. English
Physical description 511 pages : colour illustrations ; 19 cm
Notes Translation of: Mammiferi.
Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: page [506]
Summary As mammals ourselves, we have always been fascinated with this most advanced class of animals, and "Simon & Schuster's Guide to Mammals" describes 426 species worldwide. A long and thoughtful introduction to the evolution, characteristics, and orders of mammals is followed by the entries -- all illustrated in full color -- each containing the mammal's classification, description, and habitat as well as details on behavior, feeding habits, and reproduction. The entries also feature colorful symbols to illustrate habitat, color maps to show the distribution and rarity of each species, and line drawings to indicate unusual or notable physical features.
With more than 500 color photographs, "Simon & Schuster's Guide to Mammals" is a superb and valuable reference.
Other author Bartoli, Stefania.
Anderson, Sydney, 1927-
Subject Mammals.
Other title Guide to mammals.
ISBN 0671428055 (paperback)
0671454471 (hard)