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Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway   By: (1916-2007)

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In Mammals Taken Along the Alaska Highway, Rollin H. Baker presents an extensive and meticulously researched account of the mammalian fauna found along the famous highway. The book is a treasure trove of information for animal enthusiasts, naturalists, and researchers alike, delving into unique and sometimes lesser-known aspects of the wildlife in the region.

Baker's writing style is engaging and accessible, making it easy for both experts and casual readers to appreciate the wealth of knowledge present within its pages. The author's passion for the subject matter exudes from every word, instilling a sense of awe and curiosity in the reader. By combining scientific facts with personal anecdotes, Baker successfully strikes a perfect balance, ensuring that the book remains highly informative while remaining enjoyable to read.

One commendable aspect of this book is the sheer breadth of mammal species covered. Baker leaves no stone unturned, providing in-depth descriptions and natural history accounts for well-known mammals like bears, moose, and wolves, as well as lesser-known species like the muskrat, marten, and snowshoe hare. This wide-ranging approach allows readers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the incredible diversity of mammals inhabiting the Alaskan wilderness.

Moreover, the inclusion of stunning photographs throughout the book adds another layer of appreciation for the wildlife being discussed. The vivid and well-captioned images help readers visualize Alaska's natural beauty and the animals that call it home, creating a more immersive reading experience.

Notably, Mammals Taken Along the Alaska Highway is not just a mere compilation of information. Baker's meticulous research and attention to detail combine to form a comprehensive guide for identifying mammals in the region. The inclusion of distribution maps, measurements, and various ecological observations further enhances its value. The author's firsthand experiences add credibility and authenticity to the work, making it an invaluable resource for nature lovers wishing to deepen their knowledge of Alaskan mammal species.

One minor criticism is that the sheer volume of information provided might overwhelm readers looking for a more concise reference book. While Baker admirably covers numerous species, the level of detail may be excessive for some readers seeking a quick overview. However, for those eager to dive into the remarkable world of Alaska's mammalian wildlife, this book will be a welcome companion.

In conclusion, Mammals Taken Along the Alaska Highway is a must-read for anyone fascinated by the natural world and seeking to learn more about the mammalian fauna found in Alaska. As Rollin H. Baker's legacy, the book not only educates but also inspires readers to appreciate and protect these remarkable creatures and their habitats. Whether you're an amateur naturalist, a biologist, or simply someone looking to deepen your understanding of the majestic wilderness of Alaska, this book will undoubtedly captivate and enlighten you.

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Mammals Taken Along the Alaska Highway



University of Kansas Publications Museum of Natural History

Volume 5, No. 9, pp. 87 117, 1 figure in text November 28, 1951

University of Kansas LAWRENCE 1951

University of Kansas Publications, Museum of Natural History

Editors: E. Raymond Hall, Chairman, A. Byron Leonard, Edward H. Taylor, Robert W. Wilson

Volume 5, No. 9, pp. 87 117, 1 figure in text November 28, 1951

University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas


Mammals Taken Along the Alaska Highway




Mammals from along the Alaska Highway were obtained for the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History in the summers of 1947 and 1948 by Mr... Continue reading book >>

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