Friday, 13 June 2014

Review: 'Squirrels of North America' by Tamara Eder

Squirrels of North America by Tamara Eder, 2009, Lone Pine Publishing, $16.95, softbound, 160 pages. Category/Genre: reference. Cover: brilliant. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million. 

Designed to help you learn about and identify the squirrels in your backyard, this book covers 66 species, all of whom are grouped and colour-coded. 

There's a quick reference guide in the beginning of the book, where you will find a small colour drawing of each species and the page number on which you will find more information. 

Eder offers a few tips on observing squirrels, and gives an overview of the science of squirrels. 

Each group begins with information about that group as well as a clear drawing of paw prints and a typical nest or burrow. Individual species have a diagrammed drawing, map, habitat icon, and statistics. To help you clarify your identification, similar species are shown. 

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