Animal Skulls: A Guide to North American Species

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - Nature - 727 pages
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  • Comprehensive guide to the animals of North America
  • Fully illustrated with drawings and photographs
  • User-friendly format makes comparing species easy

    This uniquely thorough reference and guidebook offers illustrations, descriptions, and measurements for the skulls of some 275 animal species found throughout North America. The skull--the collection of bones that house and protect a creature's brain and sensory organs--is the key anatomical feature used to identify an animal and understand many of its behaviors. This book describes in words and pictures the bones and regions of the skull important to identification, including illustrations of all the bones in the cranium, leading to a greater understanding of a creature's place in the natural world. Life-size drawings and detailed measurements make this guide an invaluable reference for wildlife professionals, trackers, and animal-lovers alike.

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    I work as a wildlife biologist, and this book is invaluable when it comes to identifying skulls found in the field. The book doesn't contain every possible skull you may find, but it can at least help you to narrow down possibilities to the Family or Genus level. Great book. Read full review

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    User Review  - Goodreads

    Picked up a copy at the La Brea Tar Pits. I'm an avid skull collector, and I have to say this is the most in-depth look at skulls I've ever seen in a book. It's got sketches of every one on each skull ... Read full review

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    About the author (2006)

    NOBA award-winning author Mark Elbroch has contributed to numerous research projects in North America, including the capturing and collaring of cougars and Glacier National Park's bear sign survey. He lives in Vermont.

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