Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Good. 1961 Hardcover illus., col. plates, maps. 264 p. At head of title: Outdoor life. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Acceptable. 1961 Hardcover illus., col. plates, maps. 264 p. At head of title: Outdoor life. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Fair. This is a used book. Potential defects may exist (folds, creases, highlighting, writing/markings, staining, stickers and/or sticker residue, ETC. ) COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Buy with confidence-Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0684150514. This specific hardback book is in very good condition with some minor wear to the cover or edges and corners but with a hard board cover that has a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. The dust jacket is in very good condition with some cover or edge wear. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "Chapters 1 through 18 each begin with a beautiful color painting of the featured animal in its habitat landscape and is followed by black-and-white drawings within the chapter, all of which are very well done by Douglas Allen; scientific portraits of the animals are by Alexander Seidel, and natural histories of the animals are by George G. Goodwin. Tracks of the animals are featured at the end of each chapter. Jack O'Connor writes about his hunting experiences with the Dall sheep, the Stone sheep, the bighorn sheep, the desert bighorn, the Rocky Mountain goat, the pronghorn antelope, the American buffalo, the whitetail deer, the mule deer, the elk, the moose, the caribou, the javelina, the mountain lion, the jaguar, the black bear, the grizzly bear, the brown bear, the polar bear, and the wolf. O'Connor also describes the hunting experiences between the animals themselves such as a wolf running after a bighorn ram, which pulled away in the chase and jumped up on a ledge, completely unaffected by running for its life while the wolf down below panted heavily on page 250, and two javelinas driving away a coyote from their young on pages 162-163. On page 22, it was interesting learning that the Stone sheep was not known to science until 1897 because of its isolated environment that O'Connor describes as "the wildest section of this continent--the northern part of British Columbia north of the Peach and Skeena rivers, east of the tremendous glaciers of the Coast Range, and east to the foothills on the east side of the Rockies." In Chapter 5, O'Connor describes the devastation of the buffalo population from the moderately-profitable businesses that sprang up around it and briefly notes his granduncle's experience of going to the Texas panhandle with 25, 000 dollars in gold coins to start a cattle ranch before being killed in a buffalo town. O'Connor also states that he never shot a jaguar because of the big cat's great stealth ability. Some of the scientific names in the book are different from current scientific names because of continuing DNA studies such as the grizzly bear, which is now viewed as a subspecies of the brown bear. O'Connor was also wrong in his view that there never could be a 900-pound black bear as there reportedly have been two cases in more current times of black bears around 900 pounds. The Big Game Animals Of North America is rich in experience and history and is a great wilderness journey."; 12.10 X 9.10 X 0.90 inches; 238 pages.
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