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The Encyclopedia of Mammals Hardcover – Illustrated, 1999

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Product Details

  • 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,570,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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.

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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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I bought this beautiful & informative reference book because it was cited as a source for information on extant mammal anatomy in the very excellent "The Fossil Vertebrates of Florida" by Dr. Richard Hulbert. I was not disappointed with my purchase; the book includes a plethora of information.
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I love this book, it is so informative and interesting. There are so many wonderful animals and the photos are amazing. Great buy, ithis should be in everyone's home, whether they have children or not....
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This book was written by mammalogists, and all of the information in it is relatively up to date, thorough, and completely credible "academically". The book is intended as an overview of mammals of the world, and does an amazing job of covering a lot of info on all mammal groups. It can't, however, give species-level detail for every mammal you might want to know about (though it does for many!), but it's certainly an amazing text as a general reference. Easy to read, full of info and useful pictures and figures, etc. I use it just about every week to prepare the Mammalogy lab I teach at a university, and refer to it all the time. For more detail on North American mammal species, check out "The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals" or Feldhamer's "Wild Mammals of North America".
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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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