All mammals large and small that make their homes in the mountains, valleys, deserts and coasts of California are covered in this book. Features full-color photographs, color illustrations of each species, detailed drawings of prints and tracks. Each account also includes detailed descriptions of habitat, food, young, den, and similar species, as well as fun facts about natural history and behavior. Also includes range maps. Color-coded header bars for each section organize the mammals into seven major groups.
About the authors
IAN SHELDON is an accomplished artist, nature illustrator and ecologist with a degree in Ecology from Cambridge University. His studies have taken him around the world--through-out North and South America, Europe, Southeast Asia and South Africa.
TAMARA HARTSON, who also writes under the name TAMARA EDER, grew up with a fascination for nature and the diversity of life. Encouraged by her parents, Tamara was equipped from the age of six with a canoe, a dip net and a note pad. She has a degree in environmental conservation sciences and has photographed and written about the biodiversity in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Basin, China, Tibet, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. When she is not traveling, Tamara enjoys writing and studying biodiversity. To date, she has authored or co-authored more than two dozen nature books.