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Squirrels of the World, written by scientists with more than 100 years of collective experience studying these popular mammals, is the first comprehensive examination of all 285 species of squirrels worldwide. The authors reveal virtually every detail of the family Sciuridae, which includes ground squirrels, tree squirrels, flying squirrels, prairie dogs, and chipmunks. Each species—from the familiar gray squirrel of American backyards to the exotic and endangered woolly flying squirrel of Pakistan—is described in a detailed account that includes distinguishing characteristics, ecology, natural history, conservation status, and current threats to its existence.

Squirrels of the World includes

• stunning color photographs that document rare and unusual squirrels as well as common varieties• evolution, morphology, ecology, and conservation status• colorful range maps marking species distribution• images of the skull of each genus of squirrel• extensive references

-- Selma Glasscock
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Richard W. Thorington, Jr., is a curator of mammals at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History and the author of Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide, also published by Johns Hopkins University Press. John L. Koprowski is a professor at the Wildlife and Fisheries Resources School of Natural Resources at the University of Arizona. Michael A. Steele is a professor in the Department of Biology at Wilkes University and is co-author, with Koprowski, of North American Tree Squirrels. James F. Whatton is a research assistant at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

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Publisher
JHU Press
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Published on
Aug 25, 2012
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Pages
472
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ISBN
9781421408682
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Animals / Mammals
Nature / General
Reference / General
Science / Life Sciences / Biology
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