SMALL MAMMALS ARE WHERE YOU FIND THEM by Helen Damrosch Tee-Van

SMALL MAMMALS ARE WHERE YOU FIND THEM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

You can find them neatly, logically arranged in this book which follows the same format of the author's earlier Insects Are Where You Find Them (1963). The book opens with a brief explanation of the physical characteristics that are shared by all mammals, then charts their position in the scientific classification. The eight orders of Mammalia which are represented in the United States are investigated further with descriptions of many of the smaller species. Each animal is handled separately, introduced with a bold-faced heading that gives the vital statistics, then specified according to its appearance, habits, living quarters, food, enemies, etc. There's not much expansion beyond the basic details, but there are numerous animals covered and the facts are easy to retrieve, and this will be a popular reference for the inevitable natural science report. Seen without the black and white drawings by the author, but the examples on the jacket suggest that they will be detailed and accurate.

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1966
Publisher: Random House