The Cougar Almanac

The Cougar Almanac

A Complete Natural History of the Mountain Lion

Book - 2004
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The Cougar Almanac is a thorough study of one of the most misunderstood of all the big cats also known as pumas, mountain lions, and panthers. Cougars are not only one of the last of North America's large predators, but also, with the exception of wolves, the most controversial. Elusive and shrouded in myth, the cougar is as fascinating as it is difficult to observe. This book is the most comprehensive natural history of the cougar ever written, exploring distribution, behavior, biology,
habitat, and conservation, with examinations of the near extinct Florida panther, and the Eastern cougar, which was thought to have been hunted to extinction long ago. As human development pushes deeper into the wilderness, a growing concern about clashes with cougars has become frighteningly real. What will become of our big cat? Only education will offer hope of understanding how humans and wild animals can coexist in an increasingly shared habitat. Book jacket.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2004
ISBN: 1592282954 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 599.7524 BUS
Characteristics: 144 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm

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Liber_vermis
May 28, 2012

A comprehensive and well illustrated book on this elusive and little known large predatory cat. The author is Canadian so the book contains much information and references to cougars (mountain lions) in eastern and western Canada. Some photographs of cougar foot tracks and scat would have been helpful to naturalist readers. The book has a lengthy bibliography and an index. Find out more at http://www.mountainlion.org

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