Gliding Mammals of the World provides, for the first time, a synthesis of all that is known about the biology of these intriguing mammals. It includes a brief description of each species, together with a distribution map and a beautiful full-color painting. An introduction outlines the origins and biogeography of each group of gliding mammals and examines the incredible adaptations that allow them to launch themselves and glide from tree to tree. Each species is accompanied by a beautiful color painting to show their distinctive features and wonderful diversity in size, color and shape. Includes distribution maps of all species and subspecies.