Animal Tracks and Signs

Animal Tracks and Signs

Hardback Pocket Nature Guide S.

By (author) Preben Bang, Foreword by Ray Mears

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 192mm x 22mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199299978
  • ISBN 13: 9780199299973
  • Illustrations note: Over 200 colour photographs and illustrations
  • Sales rank: 159,896

Product description

Animal Tracks and Signs was first published in English in the 1970s, and immediately established itself as an all-time classic. Totally unique in its accessible, down-to-earth approach and detailed coverage of more than 200 creatures, it is the only book in print that enables readers to determine which animals have passed through the countryside by examining the traces they have left behind, opening up a captivating new world that might otherwise remain unseen. Whether following footprints in mud, sand, or snow; feeding marks on cones, nuts, trees, and animal remains; homes and hiding places above and below ground; or feathers, pellets, and droppings, readers are taught how to identify the bird or mammal that has been before them, aided by hundreds of beautiful, informative colour photographs, line drawings, and diagrams, and clear descriptions of the anatomy, behaviour, movement patterns, and habitat of different species. Quick-reference plate sections compare actual-size prints, pellets, and droppings for fast identification on the move, covering such diverse wildlife as the shrew, hedgehog, fox, elk, and bear; the sparrow, kestrel, and eagle owl.This new reissued edition includes a new Foreword by Ray Mears, who has found this book to be an invaluable point of reference throughout his career, and recommends it to students on his Bushcraft and Survival courses.

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Author information

Preben Bang is a highly respected author and wildlife expert. First published in English in the 1970s, his unique Animal Tracks and Signs text, with illustrations by Preben Dahlstrom has become an all-time natural history classic. Ray Mears is recognised throughout the world as an authority on Bushcraft and Survival. He has become a household name through his television series: Tracks, World of Survival, The Essential Guide to Rocks, Extreme Survival, Trips Money Can't Buy with Ewan McGregor, and The Real Heroes of Telemark. Ray founded Woodlore, School of Wilderness Bushcraft, in 1983 and has been teaching for the past 23 years.

Table of contents

PREFACE; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; FOREWORD BY RAY MEARS; INTRODUCTION; FOOTPRINTS; BIRD TRACKS; FEEDING SIGNS; FEEDING SIGNS ON SEEDS, FRUIT AND HERBACEOUS PLANTS; ANIMAL REMAINS; OTHER FEEDING SIGNS; DROPPINGS; URINE; PELLETS; OTHER SIGNS; INDEX