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Meeting the Mammals

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  • Publication Year: 1944

Meeting the Mammals, by Victor H. Cahalane. 8 vo., ix + 133 pages, with 52 illustrations from drawings. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1943. Price $1.75.

Those interested in wild life will find this one of the most useful and interesting books that has yet appeared, and its modest price should be noted. The author is in charge of the section on National Park Wildlife, Department of the Interior, and adds a light touch to the text without sacrificing the necessary scientific information. The cast of characters ranges from the moose to the meadow mouse, the inside cover affords a good map of the National Park system west of the Mississippi, and the book concludes with tables for each of these parks and the mammals found there. There is also a comprehensive bibliography. The pictures are everything one would wish for, the artist, Walter A. Weber, having been chief scientific illustrator of the museum section, National Park Service.

J. M. T.

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