The Tracker’s Field Guide: A Comprehensive Manual for Animal Tracking

FalconGuides. 3rd ed. Sept. 2022. 416p. ISBN 9781493067039. pap. $24.95. REF
With over 30 years of tracking experience, Lowery (Walk with the Animal: A Tracking Methodology) shares knowledge and methods to help observers “step into the animal’s world.” Beginning chapters cover tracking basics, with quick references (e.g., the number of toes or the trot pattern of footprints) and ample explanations and illustrations of key markers to indicate animal size, movement direction, energy level, speed, rest patterns, and the animal’s focus. Nearly 500 photos and illustrations aid in IDing and interpreting animal tracks, from urban animals (rodents; dogs; cats) to wild-dwelling ones (grizzly bears; bighorn sheep).
VERDICT Improved photos, updated species names, and ample sources make this revised edition a recommended choice, particularly for rural libraries.
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