This comprehensive guide to the mammals of Washington and Oregon features 156 species organized in seven major groups: hoofed mammals, whales, carnivores, rodents, hares and pikas, bats and insectivores and opossums. Supported by full-color illustrations and range maps, the easy-to-read text provides detailed descriptions of each species, along with notes on habitat, food, young and similar species. Quick identification is aided by a reference guide at the front of the book.
Tamara Eder, equipped from the age of six with a canoe, a dip net and a notepad, grew up in Alberta with a fascination for nature and the diversity of life, She has a degree in environmental conservation sciences, and has photographed and written about wildlife in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Basin, Argentina, Tibet and India. With a fondness for paleontology, Tamara has studied and participated in paleo digs in Alberta and Patagonia. She has worked in both Canada and Argentina as an interpretive naturalist and guide, specializing in ecology and paleontology. An award-winning photographer, her photographs appear in numerous books, posters and online magazines. Tamara now lives in Patagonia and she continues to write, photograph and travel.