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Field Guide to Mammals (Peterson Field Guides) Paperback – 28 May 1998

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  • Paperback: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 3rd Revised edition edition (28 May 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395910986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395910986
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 1.4 x 18.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,908,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Great Field guide 22 Mar 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Peterson's field guide to mammals is one of my standard references as a mammology student. I constantly use the range maps,color identification plates, and animal descriptions. The book provides you with good identification characteristics indicated by arrows on the illustrations of each animal and a brief life history of every species north of the border. There are skull plates at the back of the book that are good for comparing different families but do not include every species and in some cases are poor positions to see defining attributes. The color plates for the most part have good illustrations but a few look hoaky like the Mountain Lion. Nevertheless, they all still provide good size comparisons and coloration of the animals. Consistant with other Peterson guides.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Eh... 28 July 2005
By J. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a good guide to be used in conjunction with the Kays and Wilson guide (a much more recent and complete book). It has not been updated in quite some time, but the information should not be dismissed. It works, but should not be your only mammal field guide. You will be disappointed if it is.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK (Get the new 4th edition instead!) 22 July 2009
By Jesse D. Walker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There's a new edition of this book (Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America: Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guide Series)), and it's fantastic! This third edition, however, is terribly outdated and not at all worth buying anymore. Buy the 4th edition of the book, completely redone by Fiona Reid. The new one has new color plates, more complete and updated natural history info, and colored range maps interspersed within the species accounts, instead of at the back of the book. It's the book I require of my students in the Mammalogy lab I teach at a university.
Recommended. 10 April 2014
By Slingback Sally - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My homeschooled 8 year old son really enjoys these books. They are full of of handy information and pictures. Definitely a great find for kids curious about mammals.
Wow! So much better than I hoped for. 9 Jan 2013
By Jesse - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I was expecting a field guide on mammals - I have several other peterson guides; but I ended up with so much more! It includes a section for identifying found animal skulls, tracks and pretty much anything a nature walker would like to know about North American mammals. I'm very happy with the purchase.
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