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The Encyclopedia of Mammals Hardcover – Illustrated


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  • Hardcover: 895 pages
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble; Later Edition edition (1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760719411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760719411
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,443,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I had the second edition of this book, published in 2001.
E. E. H.
My professor recommended it as one of the best mammal resources out there.
Krystal
There are so many wonderful animals and the photos are amazing.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 6, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I've been a docent at a zoo for several years, and this book has been invaluable. It presents the material clearly and consistently. The pictures are fantastic. It's also a book that my family keeps hauling off the shelf to answer "that animal question."
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 17, 1997
Format: Hardcover
For years I have keep this book close by my side. I'm amazed by the number of times I have consulted it while watching a nature show or after a discussion of wildlife. The coverage of mammalian families is comprehensive and the photographs are beautiful. A must own for any naturalist
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By RR on June 4, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is informative enough to be a professional reference text, yet accessible and beautiful enough to be a coffee table book or even a picture book for older children. It presents a comprehensive overview of all the mammals, organized by taxonomical group. The text is supplemented with excellent photographs that allow the readers to "see the animals" for themselves and learn much the text does not say.
It was used as a textbook for my college mammalogy class, and it served the purpose better than any standard text. The authors and editor, top mammalogists, do a good (albeit slightly conservative) job of bringing together what is known about mammalogy and condensing it into one large volume. Each section summarizes one species or group of animals. Special spreads describe details such as the songs of the gibbons and the responses of voles to the scent of their predators. It was very engaging, and I highly recommend it even as a popular science reference.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By G. Reid on March 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
"The Encyclopedia Of Mammals" is a wonderful book. BN offered a one-volume edition with over 930 pages until sometime in 2003 for under $50. The book covers all the mammals in the world in full color with comprehensive text and weighs about 12 lbs. The current offering is a 3-volume edition by Facts On File Natural Science Library at about $300.

Biology (BN 357/2)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 30, 1998
Format: Hardcover
After acquiring the Encyclopedia of Mammals, I went out and bought the others in the series. A great thing about the Facts on File animal encyclopedias is the excellent color photos - I am amazed they can give so many photos at such a low price; each page is packed!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. E. H. on January 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I had the second edition of this book, published in 2001. There are so far 3 editions, First edition 1984; second edition 2001; third edition 2006. This review is under the second edition. The latest edition was published by Oxford University, in the end of 2006. The price is much lower than this second edition. I am not sure why amazon.com lists the expensive second edition first, not the latest third edition.

I checked the 3rd editon, and it seems to me there are lots of update. Almost all the chapter titles have been changed ..

I bought the second edition for my kids from Borders under 10 bucks in the bargain section. My kids like it very much.

The best book about mammals....

If you cann't find a good bargain, buy the latest edition published by Oxford University Press, not this 3-volume second edition. It's way over priced..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Both high school and public library reference holdings strong in animal science will find the second updated edition of the three-volume set The Encyclopedia of Mammals to be an excellent survey of the latest developments in mammal science. A team of editors have produced volumes which lend to both serious study and leisure browsing with a blend of color photos and drawings and articles newly revised to reflect the latest research and trends. From maps demonstrating species distribution patterns to articles that survey conservation issues and mammal natural history, the set seeks to clarify scientific terms and perspectives and will prove a delightful resource for any student of natural history.

Diane C. Donovan

California Bookwatch
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The exact same book (I think) exists in another form... available only from a certain "B and N" bookseller, it's huge (930 pg), nice, and $30. Check it out there for BIG savings...
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