The Mammals of Texas, Seventh Edition

51Ssbtv9boL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author David J. Schmidly and Robert D. Bradley
Isbn 9781477308868
File size 297MB
Year 2016
Pages 720
Language English
File format PDF
Category Biology

Book Description:

This is a significant improvement over the sixth edition.

They're more consistent about including range maps (but still exclude them for introduced species, which I find a little irksome), and species accounts are greatly expanded in many cases (including some extinct species-the discussion over just how common grizzly bears ever where in state is interesting). There's also updates to several range maps (elk, cougar, black bear , porcupine, etc) as populations have changed since 2004.

The writing also seems more engaging, although that's hard to quantify. I also noticed fewer copy editing flubs (in my review for the sixth edition I noted that they'd apparently had put the size in lbs for cougars but noted labeled in kilograms--cougars don't get 200 *kilos*).



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