"A useful and attractive reference source for the regionís residents and visitors. Specialists and general readers will appreciate the carefully worded descriptions, attention to detail, and competent summary of current research. Each entry offers a physical description and data on distribution, habitat, and various behavioral patterns. Color photographs and range maps accompany most entries." -Library Journal
The only volume to deal specifically with the mid-Atlantic region, this practical guide describes in detail the 88 terrestrial mammals found there as well as the 33 marine species that inhabit the offshore waters. The authors offer expert descriptions of each species, including feeding habits, activity cycles, reproductive biology, and relation to other animals and humans. By emphasizing the relationships between mammals and their environments, the authors reveal how these animals live throughout the year. They guide readers to an appreciation of mammalian life and a keen awareness of the importance of conservation and habitat preservation. Full-color photographs, maps.