Bobcat: Master of Survival

Hardcover | November 14, 2006

byKevin Hansen

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Bobcat: Master of Survival tells the story of the most adaptable and resilient wild feline in the world. While half the wild cat species worldwide are in danger, the bobcat is thriving, even expanding its range in North America. Why are bobcats flourishing when so many other wild felines areadvancing towards extinction? The book explains how scientists apply the latest in wildlife research technology to probe this diminutive predator's habits and behavior. The reader is invited inside the bobcat's world to see how they hunt, kill prey, raise their young, coexist with humans, and deftlynavigate the endless obstacles to survival. The bobcat is both the most studied and the most exploited wild feline in the world. Millions have been killed for the fur trade. They were the focus of major controversy in the 1970s that transformed international conservation of wild felines. The book discusses how economics and politics play afar greater role in bobcat management and conservation than does science. Bobcat/I is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the natural history and management of bobcats to appear in 40 years.

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Bobcat: Master of Survival tells the story of the most adaptable and resilient wild feline in the world. While half the wild cat species worldwide are in danger, the bobcat is thriving, even expanding its range in North America. Why are bobcats flourishing when so many other wild felines areadvancing towards extinction? The book explai...

Kevin Hansen is Education Director at the Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation and Educational Foundation. Hansen has worked as a wildlife biologist, park ranger and writer throughout the US. He studied birds of prey in Oregon, fearl burros in Death Valley, alligators in the Florida Everglades, mountain lions in Arizona, and bobcats in C...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:November 14, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195183037

ISBN - 13:9780195183030

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Harley G. ShawIntroduction1. Bobcat Basics2. The Petite Predator3. From Den to Death4. Bobcats at Home5. From Predator to Pelt6. The Predator PuzzleAfterword

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"The book provides a fairly exhaustive look at how the cats hunt, kill, breed and die - and how they coexist with humans, perhaps their only obstacle. ... Maybe the cat's air of mystery makes Hansen's first-person accounts of bobcat encounters particularly compelling."-- The ArizonaRepublic