Squirrels of the WorldeBook - 2012
This text is an intermediate encyclopedia of all 285 known squirrel species from around the world. Most of the entries include at least one brilliant color photo, the scientific name, the name of who described it and the date of description, common names, a description of the species, some measurements and overall distribution. Several short sections introduce squirrel taxonomy, paleontology and evolution, anatomy and physiology, ecology and behavior. The editors are professors of biology and a museum curator with specialties in squirrels. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Johns Hopkins University Press
Squirrels of the World, written by scientists with more than 100 years of collective experience studying these popular mammals, is the first comprehensive examination of all 285 species of squirrels worldwide. The authors reveal virtually every detail of the family Sciuridae, which includes ground squirrels, tree squirrels, flying squirrels, prairie dogs, and chipmunks. Each species—from the familiar gray squirrel of American backyards to the exotic and endangered woolly flying squirrel of Pakistan—is described in a detailed account that includes distinguishing characteristics, ecology, natural history, conservation status, and current threats to its existence.
Squirrels of the World includes
• stunning color photographs that document rare and unusual squirrels as well as common varieties• evolution, morphology, ecology, and conservation status• colorful range maps marking species distribution• images of the skull of each genus of squirrel• extensive references