Foxes, Wolves, and Wild Dogs of the WorldBook - 1994
Many of nature's most curious and intriguing creatures can be discovered in the extraordinary Of the World set. Brought back into print by popular demand, with revamped and reworked maps and charts that reflect recent research, each volume provides clear, basic information on physiology, classification, habitat, life cycle, and behavior, including such diverse topics as courtship and mating, egg-laying and development, reproduction and parental care, and food and feeding. Loaded with crisp, full-color photographs that often astonish and amuse, the Of the World set offers unique insights into the amazing diversity of species around the globe. Sure to please readers of all ages, the books present many of the world's most fascinating creatures, from bears and whales to frogs and butterflies. "Foxes, Wolves, and Wild Dogs of the World covers more than 30 species of the "Canidae, from foxes and wolves to dingoes and coyotes. Having been hunted, driven out of their natural habitats by human encroachment, and suffered from occasional disease outbreaks, these animals are often misunderstood and unjustifiably feared. Expert author David Alderton reveals the true character and behavior of wolves and other wild dogs. The first four chapters detail their form and function, reproduction, evolution, and distribution. Next, the author presents discussions of different canids around the world, from the Holarctic to Australia. This readable volume also shows how the lifestyle and zoology of wild species is directly relevant to human understanding of the domestic dog. Increasingly rare canid species, like wolves, that are now, in some cases, facing extinction are also featured. Looking at foxes, wolves,and other non-domestic dogs in their natural context, this informative guide provides an insightful introduction to what is known about canids. The text is complemented by full-color photographs, line illustrations, and diag
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c1994.
Branch Call Number: 599.7444 Alderton
Characteristics: 192 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.