Following in the footsteps of the highly lauded Handbook of the Birds of the World series, the newly announced Handbook of the Mammals of the World is already creating a buzz. To be completed over the next several years in eight volumes, this series is expected to be an extraordinary and unique project, illustrating and describing in detail every mammalian species on the planet.
Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 1: Carnivores. Comprehensive coverage of the following families: Cats, Linsangs, Civets, Genets, and Oyans, African Palm Civets, Mongooses, Hyenas, Madagascar Carnivores, Euplerids, Dogs, Bears, Weasels and relatives, Martens, Polecats, Badgers and Otters,, Skunks, Raccoons, and Red Panda. Includes an introduction to the Class Mammalia by Don E. WILSON.
Family text includes: Systematics, Morphological Aspects, Habitat, General Habits, Communication, Food and Feeding, Breeding, Movements, Home range and Social organization, Relationship with Humans, Status and Conservation, General Bibliography.
Individual Species accounts: English, Latin, French, German, Spanish, and other common names; Taxonomy, Subspecies and Distribution, Descriptive notes, Habitat, Food and Feeding, Activity patterns, Movements, Home range and Social organization, Breeding, Status and Conservation, Bibliography