A Field Guide to the CARNIVORES OF THE WORLD
Comprehensive guide that profiles all 250 of the worlds terrestrial carnivore species. Detailed account for each species describing key identification characteristics, distribution and habitat, behaviour, feeding ecology, social patterns, life history statistics, conservation and the latest classification, including some unexpected discoveries.
Colour plates, line drawings, black and white illustrations, 240pp. 2011
- ISBN: 9781847733467
- Author(s): Luke Hunter
- Illustrator(s): Priscilla Barrett
- Stock Code: 7733467
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 240
- Published: 2011
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From the rabbit-sized Black-footed Cat of southern Africa to bear-killing Amur tigers of the Russian Far East, the 38 members of the Cat Family include some of the world's most fascinating and magnificent species on earth. Supremely adapted for the kill, all cats are obligate carnivores; they survive only by preying upon other animals, and they have become one of evolution's most successful predatory lineages of mammals. Wild Cats of the World explores the spectacular Cat Family in unprecedented depth. Drawing on thousands of scientific papers and direct observations in the field, each species is profiled at length, covering all aspects of felid behaviour and ecology.