Over 80 illustrations. Among the most fascinating of all rodents is the industrious beaver, whose dams and lodges are marvels of instinctive engineering. These energetic animals change the face of the landscape by felling countless trees and creating ponds that provide wetlands for an array of aquatic species. Though such rodents as mice and rats are in direct competition with man and are considered pests, other creatures such as chipmunks, squirrels, marmots, prairie dogs, and flying squirrels are forever endearing. This entertaining and informative volume captures these and other rodents in 80 full-color photographs, with a lively account of their similarities and differences.
Author: Paul Sterry