Geared to meet the same standards of excellence as our previous pocket guides, this book is tailored to the needs of an eager beginner. Affordable and authoritative, this entry-level field guide will appeal to all animal-spotting newcomers, combining spot-on descriptive information, definitive photography, animal track silhouettes, and key facts in a handy, pleasant-to-hold, easy-to-reference volume. More robust than any other beginning field guides on the market, this book includes selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to help identify each mammal species. Tips throughout show how to observe, track, and identify mammals in nature. Beautifully designed and illustrated, with logical organization and bulleted information, these pocket guides are useful in the field or as an in-home reference. Tips throughout show how to observe, track, and identify mammals in nature.
CATHERINE HERBERT HOWELL, a former National Geographic staff member, has written extensively on nature and natural history. She explored the relationships between people and plants in Flora Mirabilis: How Plants Have Shaped World Knowledge, Health, Wealth, and Beauty (2009) and covered the importance of birds in culture in the National Geographic Bird-watcher's Bible (2012). Howell also authored National Geographic Pocket Guide to Wildflowers of North America (2014) and National Geographic Pocket Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians (2015) and was a contributing writer to National Geographic Illustrated Guide to Nature (2013) and National Geographic Illustrated Guide to Wildlife (2014). Howell serves as a master naturalist volunteer in Arlington, Virginia. JARED TRAVNICEK is medical illustrator with an MA in Medical and Biological illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is based in Indianapolis, IN, where he works as a neurosurgical illustrator.
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