By William Voelker
Avoiding the formal approach of most references, this text offers an entertaining and educational review of both common and uncommon mammal species. Emphasizing unique characteristics and behaviors, Voelker starts out with a description of the primitive mammalian orders. The following chapters, each dealing with a specific order, describe bats, rodents, primates, cetaceans, carnivores, pinnipeds, thereby providing complete coverage of all the mammalian orders and their representative species. Profusely illustrated, including distribution maps.