Mammals of Indiana, Revised and Enlarged Edition by John O Whitaker Jr, Russell E Mumford *ONLY ONE AVAILABLE*
Hardcover, 662 pagesThis highly anticipated new edition of Mammals of Indiana by John O. Whitaker, Jr., and Russell E. Mumford, first published by Indiana University in 1982, places strong emphasis on ecology with descriptions of Indiana's habitats, climate, and vegetation and detailed species accounts. This well-illustrated book will be a boon to residents of Indiana, many of whom have little acquaintance with the state's 57 species of wild, mostly small, secretive, and nocturnal mammals, and it is sure to please the most avid ecology enthusiast. Summarizing current knowledge about Indiana's mammal species, the volume will also be an important reference for biologists, veterinarians, and wildlife managers throughout the Midwest and beyond.ReviewThis book is a welcome revision of the dated 1982 first edition. In a highly informative and lengthy introduction, Whitaker (ecology and organismal biology, Indiana State) and Mumford (emer., wildlife management, Purdue) describe the natural environment of Indiana, including its physiognomy, vegetation, and habitats. They provide a general introduction to the mammals, their distribution, general biology, and new to this edition, population and community structure. Keys to species within each order precede updated accounts of 57 species, including three new to the state: smoky and pygmy shrews, and otter. Redrawn maps and skull drawings replace the original ones, and color photographs supplement the black-and-white photos from the first edition... The usefulness of this updated volume extends beyond Indiana, and is a major contribution to North American mammalogy.*Note: This huge book is highly technical; tons of statistics, etc. Not a lot of photos, and most are black and white.
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