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Recent Mammals of Alaska by Stephen O. MacDonald, Joseph A. Cook


Recent Mammals of Alaska by Stephen O. MacDonald, Joseph A. Cook

From the polar bear and the gray wolf to the walrus and river otter, there are 115 species of mammals in Alaska that have never been fully cataloged until now. Biologists Stephen O. MacDonald and Joseph A. Cook have compiled here the first comprehensive guide to all of Alaska's mammals, big and small, endearing and ferocious. Detailed entries for each species include distribution and taxonomic information, status, habitat, and fossil history. Appendices include quick-reference listings of mammal distribution by region, specimen locations, conservation status, and the incidence of Pleistocene mammals. The guide is generously illustrated with line drawings by Alaska artist W. D. Berry and includes several maps indicating populations and locations of species.

About the Author

Stephen O. MacDonald is a curator at the Museum of Southwestern Biology, mammals division. Joseph A. Cook is a professor at the University of New Mexico and a curator at the Museum of Southwestern Biology, mammals division.

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Publication date

12th March 2010


Stephen O. MacDonald, Joseph A. Cook

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University of Alaska Press


399 pages




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