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Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Ferrell, Katie E.

Squirrels

The Animal Answer Guide

€ 34.95

This entertaining guide unveils the fascinating world of everyone`s favorite backyard pest. A great resource for students, this book covers every detail-from the first squirre


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Introducing Squirrels
1(24)
What are squirrels?
1(6)
How many kinds of squirrels are there?
7(1)
Where do squirrels live?
8(2)
Why are there no flying or ground squirrels in South America?
10(1)
How are squirrels classified?
10(3)
What is the current classification of squirrels?
13(2)
What characterizes the major groups of squirrels?
15(8)
When did squirrels evolve?
23(1)
What is the oldest fossil squirrel?
23(2)
Form and Function
25(13)
What are the largest and smallest squirrels?
25(1)
How fast does a squirrel`s heart beat?
25(1)
Can squirrels see color?
26(1)
Do all squirrels have cheek pouches?
27(1)
Can squirrels swim?
28(1)
How far can squirrels jump?
29(2)
Do squirrels fly?
31(1)
What are the largest and smallest flying squirrels?
31(1)
How do you make a flying squirrel?
32(3)
How far can flying squirrels glide?
35(2)
How can you determine whether a fossil squirrel was a tree squirrel, a flying squirrel, or a ground squirrel?
37(1)
Coat Color and Squirrel Genetics
38(10)
What species are the black squirrels I see?
38(2)
What species is the red squirrel?
40(1)
What causes the different coat colors of squirrels?
41(1)
How are hair colors determined genetically?
41(2)
What about patterns of coat color?
43(2)
Are there age-related differences in coat color?
45(1)
Are there seasonal differences in coat color?
45(1)
Is there much geographic variation in squirrel species?
46(2)
Squirrel Behavior
48(21)
Are squirrels social?
48(4)
Do squirrels fight?
52(1)
How smart are squirrels?
52(3)
Do squirrels play?
55(1)
Do squirrels talk?
56(2)
How do squirrels avoid predators?
58(11)
Squirrel Ecology
69(23)
Where do squirrels sleep?
69(2)
Do squirrels migrate?
71(1)
How many squirrel species coexist in a forest?
72(2)
Why are there so many more species of squirrels in African and Asian forests?
74(2)
How do squirrels survive in the desert?
76(3)
How do squirrels survive the winter?
79(3)
What is hibernation?
82(1)
Do squirrels have enemies?
83(1)
Why do squirrels commit infanticide?
84(2)
Do squirrels get sick?
86(2)
How do squirrels influence vegetation?
88(4)
Reproduction and Development
92(10)
How do squirrels reproduce?
92(3)
How long are female squirrels pregnant?
95(1)
Where do mother squirrels give birth?
95(1)
How many babies do squirrels have?
96(1)
Are all littermates equally related?
97(1)
How long do female squirrels nurse their young?
98(1)
How fast do squirrels grow?
98(2)
How long do squirrels live?
100(2)
Foods and Feeding
102(12)
What do squirrels eat?
102(4)
How do squirrels open hard nuts?
106(1)
Do all squirrels bury their food?
107(3)
How does the squirrel decide what food to store?
110(2)
How do squirrels find the food they have buried?
112(2)
Squirrels and Humans
114(10)
Do squirrels make good pets?
114(1)
Should people feed squirrels?
114(1)
Do squirrels feel pain?
115(1)
What do I do if I find an injured or orphaned squirrel?
115(1)
How can I become a better observer of squirrels?
116(2)
How do I know whether I have flying squirrels in my backyard?
118(1)
Why are squirrels important?
119(5)
Squirrel Problems (from a human viewpoint)
124(7)
Are squirrels pests?
124(2)
How do I keep squirrels away from my . . .?
126(4)
Are squirrels vectors of human disease?
130(1)
Human Problems (from a squirrel`s viewpoint)
131(10)
Are squirrels endangered?
131(3)
Will squirrels be affected by global warming?
134(3)
Are squirrels ever invasive species?
137(1)
Do people hunt and eat squirrels?
138(1)
Are squirrel-hair brushes actually made of squirrel hair?
139(1)
Why do so many squirrels get hit by cars?
140(1)
Squirrels in Stories and Literature
141(11)
What roles do squirrels play in religion and mythology?
141(2)
What do squirrels have to do with the Cinderella story?
143(1)
What roles do squirrels play in popular culture?
144(1)
How are squirrels incorporated into poetry?
144(4)
How are squirrels incorporated into literature?
148(4)
``Squirrelology``
152(5)
Which species are best known?
152(2)
Which species are least known?
154(2)
How do scientists recognize individual squirrels?
156(1)
Appendix: Squirrels of the World 157(8)
Bibliography 165(14)
Index 179
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
208 pagina's
Januari 2006
490 gram
254 x 171 x 13 mm
Johns Hopkins University Press us

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