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Naturalists, both amateur and professional, are becoming increasingly aware of the value of the indirect methods of finding and identifying mammals. This handbook of detection should be a useful companion, to be kept in the pocket, backpack or car for constant ready reference.
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1984 Royal Zoological Society's Whitley Award for the Best Field Guide.

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Barbara Triggs has lived in the bush, amongst the mammals she writes about, since 1972. An authority on the identification of mammalian traces, particularly hair and scats, she also studies the animals themselves and is the author of several natural history books, including The Wombat: Common Wombats in Australia.

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"Informed coverage by an author who really knows what she is talking about. . . . For anyone interested in Australian mammals, this is an invaluable book; whether that interest is confined to enhancing the enjoyment of bushwalking or whether it is more professionally directed it will be a welcome text for naturalists and ecologists alike."--Journal of Animal Ecology"Indispensable equipment for bushwalkers, naturalists, students, zoologists and other professionals, in fact, for anyone wanting a better understanding of Australia's unique mammal fauna." --Ethology, Ecology & Evolution "Informed coverage by an author who really knows what she is talking about. . . . For anyone interested in Australian mammals, this is an invaluable book; whether that interest is confined to enhancing the enjoyment of bushwalking or whether it is more professionally directed it will be a welcome text for naturalists and ecologists alike."--Journal of Animal Ecology "Indispensable equipment for bushwalkers, naturalists, students, zoologists and other professionals, in fact, for anyone wanting a better understanding of Australia's unique mammal fauna." --Ethology, Ecology & Evolution "Informed coverage by an author who really knows what she is talking about. . . . For anyone interested in Australian mammals, this is an invaluable book; whether that interest is confined to enhancing the enjoyment of bushwalking or whether it is more professionally directed it will be a welcome text for naturalists and ecologists alike."--Journal of Animal Ecology "Indispensable equipment for bushwalkers, naturalists, students, zoologists and other professionals, in fact, for anyone wanting a better understanding of Australia's unique mammal fauna." --Ethology, Ecology & Evolution "Informed coverage by an author who really knows what she is talking about. . . . For anyone interested in Australian mammals, this is an invaluable book; whether that interest is confined to enhancing the enjoyment of bushwalking or whether it is more professionally directed it will be a welcometext for naturalists and ecologists alike."--Journal of Animal Ecology"Indispensable equipment for bushwalkers, naturalists, students, zoologists and other professionals, in fact, for anyone wanting a better understanding of Australia's unique mammal fauna." --Ethology, Ecology & Evolution

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