When the wilderness callsor even just the back yardyoung nature lovers need a helpful guide to set them on the right track. Now kids can learn about their favorite animalsfrom cheetahs to snakesin a whole new way: from the signs they leave behind. What does a row of tracks signify? What can we tell from an accumulation of twigs left behind in the crook of a tree? What areWhen the wilderness callsor even just the back yardyoung nature lovers need a helpful guide to set them on the right track. Now kids can learn about their favorite animalsfrom cheetahs to snakesin a whole new way: from the signs they leave behind. What does a row of tracks signify? What can we tell from an accumulation of twigs left behind in the crook of a tree? What are those squiggly marks in the sand? Animal Tracks and Signs gives young readers the knowledge and expertise to interpret these mysteries. This beautifully illustrated volume is a species-by-species guide to the clues left behind by over 400 animals on planet Earth. The inviting text helps readers identify what to look for when tracking animals (or imagining tracking them) in the wild or in the back yard: tracks and footprints; feeding signs; droppings and pellets; animal dens, nests, and hiding places; and other specific signs of animal behavior. The author also shares expert advice on how to observe animals in the wild anywhere in the world. Life-size illustrations of footprints (and droppings!) bring the wild alive on the page. Stunning wildlife photography and clear diagrams make this a visually powerful book sure to capture the imagination of every young reader....
|Title||:||Animal Tracks and Signs: Track Over 400 Animals from Big Cats to Garden Birds|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Animal Tracks and Signs: Track Over 400 Animals from Big Cats to Garden Birds Reviews
Daniel got interested in this because of cub scouts. We often find raccoon, deer, goose, rabbit, cat and dog prints in the mud or snow when we walk in the woods. The trouble with this book is not the tracks-- nearly every page has a close up picture of some kind of animal poop. Daniel didn't mind, but I thought it was gross.
Lots of tracks, life-sized, a variety of signs. Very broad scope.
it was a good read, for me. for most people it would be horribly boring i suppose. although i enjoyed it, there are things that i find quite annoying. first, it does not show the front and back prints of the animals, which are very different in a lot of important cases, such as rabbits. in some cases it didn't show a footprint or track at all. it mentions tracking domestic species but a page illustrating domestic animal tracks are not shown, and i would like a section showing just how a track looks in real life most of the time, instead of illustrations for every print. all of that said, it did have a lot of new and useful information for me, about types of tracks and knowing the animals in the area before trying to track one. the last note, is this is apparently a childrens book. i only got this idea from online sources about the author primarily writing childrens books. i hope her other works are nothing like this, because it is anything but a childs book. no kid is getting through that.again, i really enjoyed it, but i doubt anyone i know would like it.
This is a very interesting book on many levels. The pictures throughout the book are gorgeous, and of unusual animals as well as common ones. Information about the footprints (and tail prints) of various animals are well explained. Granted, it deals with droppings of these animals but not in a gross way. Young children who have not yet developed sufficient reading levels can still enjoy the pictures while another reads the information for them. It more than meets the quality I'd expect from National Geographic.
This was a very helpful resource. And I used it to make casts of some tracks that I found. The directions were simple and they turned out great. And using the book I was able to ID them. It's very easy to use and I really liked it. Although, there are a lot of species listed that I will probably never see. xD
This is a wonderful book for those of us who like to prod through nature and find the animals that live in it. It contains valuable information such as an image, animal's diet, tracks, body size and further comments. The intro to the book contains information on how to track and recording tracks by making casts and/or sketching the tracks.