Released on 2010-04-23Categories Nature

A Guide to the Mammals of China

A Guide to the Mammals of China

Author: Andrew T. Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834112

Category: Nature

Page: 576

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China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and color plates illustrate a majority of species. Written by a team of leading specialists, including Professor Wang Sung who provides a history of Chinese mammalogy, A Guide to the Mammals of China is the ideal reference for researchers and a delight for anyone interested in China's rich mammal fauna. The definitive, comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all of China's 556 mammal species High-quality color plates accompany the detailed text Each species account comes with a distribution map Organized taxonomically for easy reference Includes an extensive bibliography
Released on 2013-06-02Categories Nature

Mammals of China

Mammals of China

Author: Andrew T. Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691154275

Category: Nature

Page: 396

View: 421

China's breathtaking diversity of natural habitats--from mountains and deserts to grasslands and lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. This one-of-a-kind pocket guide describes the characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of all 558 species of mammals found in China. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and beautiful color illustrations by wildlife artist Federico Gemma depict a majority of the species. The definitive text is written by leading specialists and follows the most current global standards for mammalian systematics. This field-ready pocket edition of A Guide to the Mammals of China makes the rich mammal fauna of China accessible to ecotravelers and naturalists like never before. The comprehensive pocket guide to all of China's 558 mammal species Describes the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species Features up-to-date distribution maps and stunning color illustrations throughout Written by a team of leading specialists
Released on 2018-05-29Categories Nature

Guide to the Wildlife of Southwest China

Guide to the Wildlife of Southwest China

Author: William McShea

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781944466145

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 860

Guide to the Wildlife of Southwest China allows readers to enter the fascinating world of Southwest China, a biodiverse hot spot teeming with interesting wildlife. This field guide, designed to inform nature reserve staff, students of natural history, and casual wildlife tourists alike, presents one hundred and thirty species along with detailed descriptions, a range map, and full color photographs..
Released on 2010-05-17Categories Nature

The Chinese Alligator

The Chinese Alligator

Author: John Thorbjarnarson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801893483

Category: Nature

Page: 265

View: 912

Illustrated throughout and featuring the most up-to-date biological information available, this volume is a complete overview of the Chinese alligator, a conservation and cultural icon.
Released on 2008Categories Travel

Chinese Wildlife

Chinese Wildlife

Author: Martin Walters

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841622206

Category: Travel

Page: 202

View: 977

An attractive handbook for wildlife enthusiasts visiting China, covering all major animal groups and key sites for observation. It’s full colour photographic format make it an especially attractive souvenir.
Released on 2018Categories Science

Lagomorphs

Lagomorphs

Author: Andrew T. Smith

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421423401

Category: Science

Page: 281

View: 761

The definitive guide to all lagomorphs—pikas, rabbits, and hares. Numbering 92 species worldwide, members of the order Lagomorpha are familiar to people throughout the world, and yet their remarkable diversity and ecological importance are often underappreciated. In this book, Andrew T. Smith and his colleagues bring together the world’s lagomorph experts to produce the most comprehensive reference on the order ever published, featuring detailed species accounts, stunning color photos, and up-to-date range maps. Contributors highlight the key ecological roles that lagomorphs play and explain in depth how scientists around the globe are working to save vulnerable populations. Thematic introductory chapters cover a broad spectrum of information about pikas, rabbits, and hares, from evolution and systematics to diseases and conservation. Each animal account begins with the complete scientific and common names for the species, followed by a detailed description of appearance and unique morphological characteristics, including a range of standard measurements of adult specimens. Subsequent sections discuss known paleontological data concerning the species, the current state of its taxonomy, and geographic variation. Each account also includes dedicated sectioins on habitat and diet, reproduction and development, ecology, behavior, and management. The definitive work on lagomorphs, this book is an invaluable reference for naturalists, professional biologists, and students. It will also be beneficial for those conducting biodiversity surveys and conservation throughout the world.
Released on 2016-04-12Categories Nature

Bovids of the World

Bovids of the World

Author: José R. Castelló

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691167176

Category: Nature

Page: 664

View: 899

Bovids are a diverse group of ruminant mammals that have hooves and unbranched hollow horns. Bovids of the World is the first comprehensive field guide to cover all 279 bovid species, including antelopes, gazelles, cattle, buffaloes, sheep, and goats. From the hartebeest of Africa and the takin of Asia to the muskox of North America, bovids are among the world's most spectacular animals and this stunningly illustrated and easy-to-use field guide is an ideal way to learn more about them. The guide covers all species and subspecies of bovids described to date. It features more than 300 superb full-color plates depicting every kind of bovid, as well as detailed facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, horn morphology, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and conservation status in the wild. This book also shows where to observe each species and includes helpful distribution maps. Suitable for anyone with an interest in natural history, Bovids of the World is a remarkable and attractive reference, showcasing the range and beauty of these important mammals. The first comprehensive field guide to all 279 bovid species 337 full-color plates, with more than 1,500 photographs Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status Fully updated and revised taxonomy, with common and scientific names Easy-to-read distribution maps
Released on 2007-02-26Categories Nature

Exotic Animal Field Guide

Exotic Animal Field Guide

Author: Elizabeth Cary Mungall

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 158544555X

Category: Nature

Page: 332

View: 648

Exotic animals range in appearance from truly striking to seemingly ordinary, and they live in wildlife preserves, on farms, in parks, and even in the wilderness across the United States. In this book, Elizabeth Cary Mungall provides ample information for anyone, from park visitor and zoo goer to rancher and wildlife biologist, who wants to identify and learn more about exotic wildlife in the United States. Richard D. Estes, author of The Safari Companion, says that "for everyone interested in exotic hoofed stock, Exotic Animal Field Guide is a well-written and beautifully illustrated book that fills a vacant niche." Indeed, the main portion of the book contains fully illustrated species accounts of eighty different kinds of hoofed animals, 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 round out the text. Photographs of each species make the book both attractive and useful as a field tool. In a chapter on photographing exotics, Christian Mungall shows readers how to take their own great pictures of these animals. Clearly, as James G. Teer, of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University states, this is "much more than a field guide. Elizabeth Cary Mungall's book is a long awaited repository and data source on the ecology, technology, and management of more than 80 species of non-native hoofed animals. . . . Anyone with exotics on his or her property will require Exotic Animal Field Guide."
Released on 2007Categories Nature

100 Animals

100 Animals

Author: Nick Garbutt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841622362

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 926

100 Animals to See Before They Die is inspired by the Zoological Society of London's recently launched conservation project EDGE - Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered. EDGE targets some of the world's most bizarre and unusual creatures, animals which are extremely distinct in the way they look, live and behave. They have few or no close relatives and require immediate action to save them from extinction. If they disappear there will be nothing like them left on the planet. Amazingly, many of these species are ignored by existing conservation plans. 100 Animals fights this ignorance by highlighting the danger these species are in and will encourage greater involvement in the fight to save them. Some EDGE species, such as tigers, elephants and pandas are well known, but 100 Animals features dozens of lesser known and extraordinary animals such as the Yangtze River Dolphin (the world's rarest cetacean), the Bumblebee Bat (the smallest mammal on earth) and the egg-laying Long-beaked Echidna. Organised by world regions (Eurasia, Australasia, Africa, New World, South East Asia, the Oceans) and with a whole section devoted to Madagascar, 100 Animals is inspirational and packed with information about each animal and where to find it. Each animal is illustrated in colour and accompanied by a distribution map and information about its key characteristics and the specific threats it faces, plus details about any conservation work taking place.