This treatise on Fur-bearing Animals of North America, prepared by Dr. Elliott Coues, is published as a specimen fasciculus of a systematic History of North American Mammals, upon which the author has been long engaged. It is believed that the Monograph satisfactorily reflects the present state of our knowledge of these animals, and forms a desirable contribution to the literature of the general subject. The Muselidae, like most other families of North American mammals, have not been systematically revised for many years, during which much new material, hitherto unused, has become available for the purposes of science.
This fascinating text contains a comprehensive step by step guide pertaining to the preparation and preservation of a bird skin to be used in taxidermy. Containing all the information necessary for such an endeavour and written in an accessible manner, this handbook is perfect for the amateur taxidermist and constitutes a great addition to any collection of taxidermic literature. This book has been elected for modern republication due to its timelessly educational value, and is proudly republished here with a new introduction to the subject. Elliott Coues (1842 – 1899) was an American historian, army surgeon, ornithologist, and author, whose notable works include New England Bird Life (1881) and Birds of the Colorado Valley (1878).
Report which discusses status of following affairs in Territory of Alaska: geography of the country; natives of Alaska; duty of government in Alaska; trade and traders in Alaska; sea otter hunting; condition of affairs on Seal Islands, Prybilov Group; seals and walruses; fish and fisheries; and ornithology of Prybilov Islands.
Map and profile in pocket. Chapters 1-9 of pt. 1, with six chapters added, were pub. later (Meadville, Pa., 1895) under title: Canyons of the Colorado, by J.W. Powell ... pt. 1. History of the explorations of the cañons of the Colorado [May 24-Sept. 20, 1869] Report on a trip to the mouth of the Dirty Devil River [May 27-July 11, 1872] by A.H. Thompson.--pt. 2. On the physical features of the valley of the Colorado.--pt. 3. Zoology: Abstracts of results of a study of the genera Geomys and Thomomys, by Elliott Coues. Addendum A. The cranial and dental characters of Geomydæ, by Elliott Coues. Addendum B. Notes on the salamander of Florida (Geomys Tueza) by G.B. Goode. The present report does not include a narrative of the second descent of the river in 1871-1872, a detailed account of which may be found in F.S. Dellenbaugh's A canyon voyage, New York, 1908.