By: James Kavanagh and Raymond Leung
Indulge your inner explorer and learn where you are likely to find bones and how to identify animals based on their skull and limb shape and size, dental patterns, horns and beaks. This pocket Guide teaches users how to identify the skulls and bones of common North American mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fishes and also features a 20 in. (50 cm) ruler and step-by-step instructions for preparing and preserving specimens. Information includes basic skeleton structure, spine, vertebrae and ribs, and how eye placement reveals animal behavior. Skulls, antlers and horns are shown for 36 of North America's most noted mammals along with 9 distinctive bird skulls, and three common reptiles & amphibians. This lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is waterproof and is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.