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A Field Guide to the Carnivores of the World

Published by New Holland

Ranging from the largest terrestrial carnivore, the Polar Bear, and hyper-predatory wild cats, to the tiny Least Weasel that can squeeze through a wedding ring, the true carnivores - order Carnivora - includes some of the world's most charismatic, admired, feared and spectacular creatures.

Profiling all 250 of the world's terrestrial carnivores, this book contains a detailed account for each species describing key identification characteristics, distribution and habitat, behaviour, feeding ecology, social patterns, life-history statistics, conservation and the latest on classification, including some unexpected discoveries.  Eighty-six magnificent specially commissioned colour plates by top wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett depict each species, with subspecies and colour variations shown for many. There are also 230 line drawings of skulls and 110 of footprints, as well as numerous black and white sketches depicting the behaviour of specific species.