Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition

Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition

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Co-published with the Denver Museum of Nature a Science. Thoroughly revised and updated, Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition is a comprehensive reference on the nine orders and 128 species of Colorado's recent native fauna, detailing each species' description, habitat, distribution, population ecology, diet and foraging, predators and parasites, behavior, reproduction and development, and population status. An introductory chapter on Colorado's environments, a discussion of the development of the fauna over geologic time, and a brief history of human knowledge of Coloradan mammals provide ecological and evolutionary context. The most recent records of the state's diverse species, rich illustrations (including detailed maps, skull drawings, and photographs), and an extensive bibliography make this book a must-have reference. Amateur and professional naturalists, students, vertebrate biologists, and ecologists as well as those involved in conservation and wildlife management in Colorado will find value in this comprehensive volume.lifeform in trade for yet another place to waterski an obscenitya€ (Rolston 1986:79). ... One person may feel that mountain lions are a welcome attraction and that people are the intruders, but another person ... We readily discuss how we do value nature and the spectrum of differing and sometimes conflicting views, and someanbsp;...

Title:Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition
Author:David M. Armstrong, James P. Fitzgerald, Carron A. Meaney
Publisher:University Press of Colorado - 2011-05-18


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