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A Field Guide to Animal Tracks
Roger Tory Peterson
0395910943
Jan 1998
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Book Description
Includes descriptions of the habits, habitats, tracks, signs, and ranges of all the mammals of North America. More than 1,000 illustrations show individual tracks, different track patterns, animals in their habitats, droppings, and gnawed trees - every type of clue the tracker needs.

About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides® are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement. Olaus J. Murie was one...


Enthusiastic Tracking, The Step-by-Step Training Manual
William R. Sanders
1892119226
May 1, 1998
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Book Description
In tracking, a dog follows the scent left by a person walking through a field and finds one or more articles left along the way. Dogs have amazing scenting ability and love using their nose. As dogs develop their scenting ability and as handlers become adept at following their dog along a track, they join that special fraternity of tracking enthusiasts who experience the joy of completing an unknown track. The training method described here is a systematic technique that works for almost all dogs. It is a structured and careful method, leaving very little learning to chance. Because the dog must lead the handler down the track, motivational techniques are emphasized throughout the training process. The method prepares a dog and handler both for their first tracking test and the advanced TDX test. This training...


A Field Guide to Animal Tracks
Olaus J. Murie
061851743X
Nov 2005
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Book Description
This all-new edition includes descriptions of the habits, habitats, tracks, signs, and ranges of all the mammals of North America, as well as of selected birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. More than one thousand line drawings show individual tracks, track patterns, droppings, and gnawed trees. One hundred color photographs further enhance the text. The authors use an anecdotal approach, and the text is filled with inspirational stories, wonderful natural history, and relevant information about the tracks and signs of North American animals.

About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations,...


Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species
Mark Elbroch
0811726266
September 2003
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Book Description
*2003 National Outdoor Book Award Winner *Detailed track and trail data for 135 species with actual-size track illustrations in one section *Scat photos and data for dozens of animals The most thorough treatment of the subject ever published, this amazing guide brings together clear track and trail illustrations, range maps, and full-color photographs showing feeding signs, scat, tunnels, burrows, bedding areas, remains, and more, to give a wealth of information about hundreds of mammal species living in North America. How to find, identify, measure, and interpret the clues mammals leave behind--explained and illustrated like never before. Includes essays that contextualize tracking as a developing science continually garnering more interest and participation; included also are instructive anecdotes from the author's...


Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking
Tom Brown, Jr.
0425099660
Oct 1986
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Animal Tracks
Waterford Press
1583550720
January 2001
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From the Back Cover
Animal Tracks, An Introduction to Tracks and Signs of Familiar North American Species, is a must-have reference guide for beginners and experts alike. This guide allows you to quickly identify the tracks and signs of common mammals and birds. The folded format allows for easy comparison of similar tracks, and a ruler is included on the back panel for easy measuring.The Pocket Naturalist(tm) series is an introduction to common plants and animals and natural phenomena. Each pocket-sized, folding guide highlights up to 150 species and most feature a map identifying prominent sanctuaries and outstanding natural attractions. Each is laminated for durability. (31/2 X 81/4 folded, opens to 22 X 81/4, illustrations)


Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains, 2nd (Scats and Tracks Series)
James Halfpenny
0762712414
June 1, 2001
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Book Description
Don't just step past those animal signs on the trail. Those are scats and tracks and they have a story to tell. In Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains, Dr. Jim Halfpenny, a nationally renowned tracker, teaches you how to decipher these messages. Was that footprint left by a fox, a mountain lion, or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? This book can help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed your way and might be nearby. The book includes written descriptions and illustrations of the scats, tracks, and gait patterns of 70 Rocky Mountain species, an identification key, and a glossary of tracking terms. For a deeper understanding of the woods and wilderness, Scats and Tracks will prove indispensable. --This text refers to an out of...


Tom Brown's Science and Art of Tracking
Tom Brown, Jr.
0425157725
Feb 1999
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Book Description
More popular than ever, Tom Brown, Jr.'s unique approach to inner growth through outer awareness has gained a wide audience, ranging from weekend campers and nature lovers, to serious survivalists and college students. The Science and Art of Tracking expands upon Tom Brown's most enduring subject: the important life lessons to be learned through tracking skills. Tom Brown was taught the ancient skills of survival by a Native American he called Grandfather. His most advanced lessons were those of the scouts, members of a secret society who were highly attuned to nature. The scouts refined tracking to a disciplined science and art form. With these physical skills came enhanced perception and true enlightment. "Tracking was their doorway to the universe," Tom Brown writes, "where they could know all things through the...


Animal Tracks
Roger Tory Peterson (Editor)
0395829976
October 1996
Other Format
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Book Description
Peterson FlashGuides are the most compact and convenient field guides ever made. Unfolding in a flash, they show at a glance all the most common wildlife and plant life of a particular type or a particular region, and they employ the famous Peterson Identification System to pinpoint the key differences between species. Animal Tracks is based on Olaus Murie's classic A FIELD GUIDE TO ANIMAL TRACKS, one of the most popular titles in the Peterson series. It shows how to identify the tracks and other signs of more than 100 mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians of North America.

About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous ...


On the Track of Unknown Animals
Bernard Heuvelmans
0710304986
April 15, 1995
Hardcover
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Book Review
This is the most scientifically rigorous and complete books on recently discovered large animals -- such as the Pleistocene Peccary (the largest of all hogs, believed to have been extinct since the last age but recently discovered in Paraguay) -- to various possibly soon-to-be discovered megafauna such as Yetis, Sasquatchs -- and maybe even Mammoths. If sensationalized and cheap TV shows about "mysterious animals" nauseate you, but nonetheless leave you with a nagging feeling that there might be a large critter lurking beneath the copious serving of tripe, this is definitely the book for you. Or if (like me) you've done eight years of fieldwork in zoology, it will make you want to accompany Dr. Heuvelmans on his next expedition. Highly Recommended.

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Animal Tracks
Charles Ghigna
0810948419
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-Rhyming quatrains and couplets that describe pigs, hippos, penguins, turtles, butterflies, hummingbirds and dogs are mingled with punny poems ("…I will always BEE yours./I will never have any EGRETS./You are my one and only GULL./OWL always love you") and nonsense rhymes. A few are just too ridiculous and forced ("…Is this stuff all well known?/I've never seen a shark who made a loan./This, too, sounds rather rash,/I've never seen a cow who carries cash…"). Charming watercolor-washed pencil drawings of cartoon-style children, birds, and animals (some clothed) add significant appeal to the collection. An appended index lists each animal mentioned in the poems. A supplementary purchase where silly poetry is in demand.-Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights...


Tracking and the Art of Seeing 2e
Paul Rezendes
0062735241
Apr 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
A good observer of nature, walking, say, in an oak forest, may discern that some of the acorns on which he or she is treading are broken into little bits. After reading wildlife interpreter and photographer Paul Rezendes's guidebook to animal signs, that same observer will be able to tell which of those acorns have been split by human footsteps and deer hooves and which have been gnawed apart by squirrels--and by what species of squirrel. A wonderfully thorough, well-illustrated compendium, Rezendes's text covers a wide range of North American animal species, including rodents, hoofed animals, bears, raccoons, opossums, and members of the weasel, rabbit, dog, and cat families. He describes not only the signs these animals leave but also their ways of life throughout the year, and with an appropriately environmentalist...


Moose Tracks!
Karma Wilson, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator)
0689834373
February 28, 2006
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-A narrator whose identity is not revealed until story's end describes a none-too-clean house and yard, and is puzzled by the vast number of moose tracks covering almost every surface. Other messes are easy to attribute to various visitors. A bear left hair on the lawn chair, a chipmunk scattered shells on the counter, and a beaver sprayed wood chips from the bedpost all over the guest room after a midnight snack. The moose prints remain a mystery until the final spread reveals who the culprit is. Wilson's rhyming text will keep youngsters laughing at the animal friends and their antics. Davis's goggle-eyed cartoon style adds fun to the tale, highlighting the house's eclectic appearance, cozy untidiness, and the noise and energy of its inhabitants. The creatures are packed with...


Bird Tracks & Sign : A Guide to North American Species
Mark Elbroch, et al
0811726967
December 2001
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Book Description
A sighting in the field is just one way birders can identify bird species. Observant nature-lovers can discover what birds are where by examining tracks, trails, and a variety of bird sign: discarded feathers, feeding leftovers and caches, pellets, nests, droppings, and skulls and bones. This fully illustrated guide-the first of its kind for North American birds-presents thorough and straightforward instruction for identifying bird families or individual species by careful examination of the unique sign they leave behind. It also offers keys to the birds' behavior in the wild. Includes songbirds, waterfowl, owls, shorebirds, warblers, woodpeckers, nightjars, and birds of prey. For trackers, birders, and nature-lovers.

About the Author
An experienced birder and tracker, Mark...


National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Animal Tracks
John Farrand, Jr.
0679741488
Feb 1993
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Book Description
Designed to help readers more fully understand how animals live and survive in the wilds, this guide is a must for every nature explorer. Detailed line drawings and text reveal clues found in an animal's tracks that help identify it.

Inside Flap Copy
Designed to help readers more fully understand how animals live and survive in the wilds, this guide is a must for every nature explorer. Detailed line drawings and text reveal clues found in an animal's tracks that help identify it.


The SAS Guide to Tracking (SAS)
Bob Carss
1585740314
March 1, 2000
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Book Description
The ultimate guide to tracking man or animal, from the SAS.


From the Back Cover
Anyone who has spent even a little time outdoors has come across strange tracks left by animals or people and wondered "what was here?" In this practical guide, ex-SAS member Bob Carss shows how to track any moving thing, in any environment, and under nearly any circumstance. He begins by explaining common terms, such as a "top sign," markings left above ankle height; "pointers," signs that tell the general direction of the quarry; and a "conclusive sign," markings that confirm the quarry's presence. The difference between tracks left by a quarry and false tracks are described, as well as how a pattern of signs builds into the tracking picture - the overall movement, direction, and motivation...


The Encyclopedia of Tracks and Scats
Len McDougall
1592280706
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Review
"His descriptions of scat-the poop pictures, as it were-will surely capture the imagination of even the most video-game hooked child, at least for a moment."--Santa Fe New Mexican


Take a Chance on Me
Susan Donovan
0312983751
August 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Donovan (Knock Me Off My Feet, etc.) returns with a frisky caper centered around a tiny hairless dog known as a Chinese Crested. Thomas Tobin-an undercover investigator of paid "hits"-discovers little Hairy trembling near the body of a key informant. Feeling responsible for the man's death, the usually cynical Thomas takes Hairy home, then consults animal behaviorist Emma Jenkins to help fix the dog's decidedly weird behavior. Emma responds immediately to Thomas's blinding sex appeal, but her recent divorce and her adoption of her best friend's orphaned daughter leave her with little energy for romance. Despite painful baggage of his own, Thomas is less ambivalent. The discovery that Hairy may hold a clue to the murder gives him an excuse to hire Emma again. Meanwhile, Emma's shady ex-husband Aaron-the murderer...


Animal Tracks of Maryland, Delaware & Virginia
Tamara Eder
1551053098
July 2001
Paperback
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Name All the Animals: A Memoir
Alison Smith
0743255232
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Alison Smith’s close-knit Catholic family is the very picture of contentment--right up until the day her 18-year-old brother is killed in a car accident. In Name All the Animals, Smith walks readers through the breakdown and breakthroughs of her family in the days and years that follow.

Cleanly written and only occasionally maudlin, this memoir reads like a gritty coming of age novel. Included are all of the pieces one would expect in a book that starts with a death--bereft parents, good samaritan neighbors, even a somewhat rote post-funeral scene back at the house--but Smith manages to throw in a few unexpected curveballs. A sweetly scandalous lesbian experience, a pair of skinny-dipping nuns, and a suspiciously undetected bout of anorexia come together with a quiet but ever-present insurance investigation to...



Big Tracks, Little Tracks: Following Animal Prints
Millicent Ellis Selsam
0064451941
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Does a cat use his claws when he walks? How does a rabbit run? What does a skunk smell like? Find out the answers in this classic text that teaches young readers how to track animals by finding footprints and other clues. Marlene Donnellys lovely illustrations and Millicent Selsams gentle text make this a perfect first book for children with a budding interest in animals and nature. Included is a new Find Out More page with lots of hands-on activities.

Card catalog description
Keeping a sharp eye out for clues like animal tracks and odors can help people identify the animals that have passed through an area. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Whose Tracks Are These
James Nail
1570980780
Jan 1994
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3-A brief picture-book guessing game. The tracks of six common forest creatures are described, along with some of their habits and eating preferences. Children are asked "Who am I?" and must turn the page to see the squirrel, chipmunk, deer, raccoon, rabbit, or fox on a colorful, double-page spread. The watercolor-and-ink illustrations are attractive but not outstanding; the bright, eye-catching cover calls to mind the artwork of Jan Brett. Betsy Bowen's Tracks in the Wild (Little, 1993) is a better choice for identifying animal prints.Amy Adler, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, OHCopyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
A series of clues and striking...

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