Describes in detail 88 terrestrial mammals as well as 33 marine species. Species descriptions cover size and weight, colour, distinctive markings, feeding habits, activity cycles, reproductive biology, and relations to other animals and humans. The importance of conservation is also discussed.
WM. David Webster is professor of biology and curator of mammals at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. James F. Parnell lives in Wilmington and is coauthor of Birds of the Carolinas. Walter C. Biggs Jr. is coauthor, with Parnell, of State Parks of North Carolina.
A useful and attractive reference source for the region's residents and visitors. - Library Journal"