|Amy-Jane Beer & Pat Morris|
|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2013|
From lions and tigers to the duck-billed platypus and short-beaked echidna, here are more than 240 mammals, in sections on carnivores, seals and sea lions, whales and dolphins, dugongs and manatees, monkeys and apes, elephants, hoofed animals, rodents, rabbits and hares, insectivores, bats, marsupials, and monotremes. This beautifully illustrated guide describes their taxonomy, size, appearance, habits, and breeding behavior, as well as their conservation status. The single-page entries are written by experts in the field, with drawings by accomplished natural history artists, size comparison silhouettes, and global distribution maps. The guide also includes a glossary explaining key technical terms.