Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California

byLawrence Mark Elbroch, Michael Kresky, Jonah Evans

Paperback | May 7, 2012

Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California by Lawrence Mark Elbroch
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Spotting an animal's fresh footprints in the wild can conjure a world for the hiker: Why did the deer tracks disappear? Where did the cougar turn off the trail? What does it mean when two sets of footprints seem to coincide? This beautifully illustrated field guide, the first devoted to the tracks and signs of California animals-including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates like spiders and beetles-blends meticulous science with field experience to provide an engaging companion for both armchair exploration and easy field identification. Filled with useful tools for the wildlife expert, and essential background and visual aids for the novice, including in-depth information about the ecology of each species, this book goes beyond basic recognition of types to interpret what animals leave behind as a way of "seeing" how they move through the world.
Mark Elbroch is a wildlife biologist and the author of numerous field guides including Mammal Tracks and Signs: A Guide to North American Species (winner of the National Outdoors Book Award), Peterson's Field Guide to Animal Tracks, and Peterson's Reference Guide to the Behavior of North American Mammals. Michael Kresky is the founder ...
Title:Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of CaliforniaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:398 pages, 8 X 5 X 1.05 inShipping dimensions:398 pages, 8 X 5 X 1.05 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520271092

ISBN - 13:9780520271098

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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