By: John Farrand, Jr.
Most mammals are secretive or are active only at night, and rarely allow us to catch a glimpse of them. But they often leave evidence of their presence - including tracks, droppings, burrows, and the remains of meals. Learning to read these signs is a fascinating way to learn about the hidden and little-known lives of these abundant but often elusive animals.
This guide covers 80 of the most common mammals found in North American whose signs you would be most likely to see. Additional or related species are also mentioned, broadening the scope of the book. This easy-to-use pocket guide is divided into three parts: introductory essays, illustrated accounts of the mammals and their tracks and other signs, and appendices.