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Mammals of California

Field / Identification Guide
By: EW Jameson and Hans J Peeters
432 pages, 18 col plates, 144 line illus, 143 maps, 2 tabs
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About this book

First published as California Mammals in 1988, this edition is fully revised and updated and provides overviews of mammal evolution, biology and anatomy, natural history, and conservation. Features an expanded and updated section on diseases harbored by wild mammals that can affect humans - including Lyme disease and Hanta virus.

Contents

Acknowledgments Maps MAMMAL ECOLOGY Introduction Studying Mammals Origins of Mammals Reproduction Social Groups Population Fluctuations Thermoregulation Seasonal Dormancy Senses Migration and Movements Mammals and California Society Food of Mammals Identification of Mammals SPECIES ACCOUNTS Marsupialia Opossums (Didelphidae) Insectivora Shrews (Soricidae) Moles (Talpidae) Chiroptera Flight Echolocation Reproduction Leaf-nosed Bats (Phyllostomidae) Vesper Bats (Vespertilionidae) Free-tailed Bats (Molossidae) Carnivora Dogs, Foxes, and Allies (Canidae) Bears (Ursidae) Raccoons and Ringtails (Procyonidae) Weasels, Marten, Skunks, and Allies (Mustelidae) Cats (Felidae) Pinnipeds (Pinnipedia) Sea Lions or Eared Seals (Otariidae) Seals (Phocidae) Cetacea Sperm Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises (Odontoceti) Dolphins and Allies (Delphinidae) Porpoises (Phocoenidae) Sperm Whales (Physeteridae) Beaked Whales (Ziphiidae) Whalebone Whales or Baleen Whales (Mysticeti) Gray Whale (Eschrichtidae) Rorquals (Balaenopteridae) Right Whales (Balaenidae) Perissodactyla Horses (Equidae) Artiodactyla Pigs (Suidae) Deer (Cervidae) Sheep, Goats, and Cattle (Bovidae) Rodentia Porcupine (Erethizontidae) Mountain Beaver (Aplodontidae) Squirrels (Sciuridae) Beavers (Castoridae) Jumping Mice (Dipodidae) Pocket Gophers, Kangaroo Rats, Kangaroo Mice, and Pocket Mice (Geomyidae) Rats, Mice, Voles, and Allies (Muridae) Lagomorpha Pikas (Ochotonidae) Rabbits and Hares (Leporidae) Glossary References Index

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Biography

E.W. Jameson, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the University of California, Davis, and author of Vertebrate Reproduction (1988) and Patterns of Vertebrate Biology (1981). Hans J. Peeters is Professor Emeritus of Biology and Zoology at Chabot College. His illustrations have appeared in Birds of North America (1997) as well as in several other bird guides, and he is author and illustrator of the forthcoming title Raptors of California (2005).

Field / Identification Guide
By: EW Jameson and Hans J Peeters
432 pages, 18 col plates, 144 line illus, 143 maps, 2 tabs
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