Animal Tracks and Signs of North America: Recognize & Interpret Wildlife Clues
|Rating||:||4.21 (944 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||272 Pages|
Many of the photos of tracks in this book are shown in snow, but the impressions of prints in snow look similar to those in sand and mud.. The types of sign shown other than tracks are primarily droppings, rubbings, pawings and gnawings but other types of sign are also shown. There's also a chapter on sounds made by some mammals. Something else that sets this book apart from others on the same subject is tracks, sign and sounds made by some birds are covered, too. The first book to include actual photos of wildlife tracks and sign in most cases, rather than sketches. This is the only book to cover some types of black bear sign. Bonus chapters are about Aging Tracks, Tracking Wildlife and Taking Tracks Home
Excellent descriptions, but disappointing photos This book had excellent descriptions of tracks and habitats of different animals in North America, but I was disappointed in the photos. Most of the photos of tracks were in snow, not dirt or mud. Also, in order to get a description of track size,you must read the text. There were very few pictures of scat and other signs as well. This is a good book if you want to sit . "one useless book" according to R. Mancuso. this book is really useless for identifying tracks. The photographs are blurry and almost all in snow This is Texas. I bought the Peterson Guide and that is the book to have. Should have gotten it in the first place. You might want to take this off your site.. Janet said great book. My son loves nature books and gave this one as a gift which was greatly received .A lot of interesting information.
It was necessary to sort through and identify tracks made by all sorts of critters in order to find the ones we were looking for. From the Author Growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where there's snow on the ground for five to six months out of the year, having a keen interest in wildlife, and spending as much time as possible in the outdoors, it was only natural for me to develop an affinity for wildlife tracks and sign. It was a great way to study and learn about animal tracks and sign.. I spent many a winter day looking for coyote or bobcat tracks to follow with hounds