Master of SurvivalBook - 2007
Bobcat: Master of Survival tells the story of the most adaptable and resilient wild feline in the world. While half the wild cat species worldwide are in danger, the bobcat is thriving, even expanding its range in North America. Why are bobcats flourishing when so many other wild felines areadvancing towards extinction? The book explains how scientists apply the latest in wildlife research technology to probe this diminutive predator's habits and behavior. The reader is invited inside the bobcat's world to see how they hunt, kill prey, raise their young, coexist with humans, and deftlynavigate the endless obstacles to survival. The bobcat is both the most studied and the most exploited wild feline in the world. Millions have been killed for the fur trade. They were the focus of major controversy in the 1970s that transformed international conservation of wild felines. The book discusses how economics and politics play afar greater role in bobcat management and conservation than does science. Bobcat/I is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the natural history and management of bobcats to appear in 40 years.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007
Branch Call Number: 599.7536 H198b 2007
Characteristics: xvi, 212 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm