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Carnivores of the World Hardcover – Nov 6 2011

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (Nov. 6 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691152276
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691152271
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 15.3 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 771 g

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Really well done! Jan. 7 2012
By Tom Kogut - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent presentation of the world's carnivores, with fine color drawings, and concise and very detailed text on each species. The only quibble I have is the editorial decision to include skull and track diagrams at the end but not range maps, which would be more useful for the typical reader instead of the distribution descriptions in the text. The range maps for the book are readily available online at the Panthera website, but this is obviously not as convenient as having them in the book itself. The rationale is the continual and frequent expansion/contraction of carnivore species distribution based on updated survey data, and the easy ability to update online distribution maps. I still do not hesitate to rate this book "five stars" despite the absence of the maps; its an admirable achievement and highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the world's carnivores.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Awesome! Jan. 11 2012
By Gloria Pike - Published on
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I was so excited when I saw this book had come out that I just had to buy it right away! The plates are beautiful and many species have multiple illustrations showing different subspecies and variant forms. I really appreciated the coverage of poorly-known species, and I liked the inclusion of the skull and track illustrations in the back on the book (I think the tracks may come in handy for field identification in the future).

Overall I found this book just delightful. A must-have for anyone who appreciates the beauty and diversity of little-known terrestrial mammals!

I sincerely hope that there are more books like this one in the works covering the other groups of mammals!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A very nice reference work. March 25 2012
By Ferro - Published on
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An informative, multi-purpose coffee-table book X field guide. As you can see from the photo I've uploaded, it has lovely illustrations. The text presents a host of interesting facts and introduces you to fascinating and little-known species. It could have been improved, however, by the addition of range maps, although distribution is given in general terms.

This book will appeal to a variety of readers.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great book Jan. 7 2012
By Betty Ann - Published on
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I bought this for my son at his request. He feels this is an excellent reference and he has many books on this topic.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Carnivores of the World Book Jan. 25 2013
By R. J. Gutt - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a really cool book. It has many land carnivores in it. The format of the book is encyclopedia style, but with much more information on each species. I love cats, and this book has them all. The other carnivores, bears, wolves, and such are also included. I really like this book. It was a gift to me from my sister.

Carnivores of the World is a wonderful book listing very cool animals in an easy to use format.