1) Hunter, Luke. Carnivores of the World: Second Edition. 2018. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 256 pages. Price: $29.95 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: This is an expanded and fully revised new edition of a highly acclaimed guide to the world’s carnivores―some of the most spectacular and feared creatures in nature. Covering all 250 species of terrestrial, true carnivores, from the majestic polar bear and predatory wild cats to the tiny least weasel, Luke Hunter’s comprehensive, up-to-date, and user-friendly guide features 93 color plates by acclaimed wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett that depict every species and numerous subspecies, as well as more than 400 drawings of skulls and footprints. Features new to this edition include revised and expanded species coverage, a distribution map for every species, 25 new behavioral illustrations, and much more. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, distribution and habitat, feeding ecology, behavior, social patterns, reproduction and demography, status, threats, lifespan, and mortality. An introduction includes a concise overview of taxonomy, conservation, and the distinct families of Carnivora.
- Covers all 250 terrestrial carnivore species
- Includes 93 color plates by acclaimed wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett
- Packed with new features, including:
- Fully updated coverage, including new accounts of 9 recently delineated species
- 7 new color plates illustrating the new species and additional forms of existing species
- 185 distribution maps
- 25 new behavioral illustrations
- 16 new pages and larger format
- A double-page spread on canid hybrids
- The latest data on population trends and endangered status
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for those with an interest in these mammals. The page count has increased from 240 (1st) to 256 (2nd).