New PDF release: A Beast the Color of Winter: The Mountain Goat Observed

By Douglas H. Chadwick

"In North the USA there's one huge animal that belongs nearly fullyyt to the area of towering rock and unmelting snow. urgent demanding opposed to the higher restrict of life's percentages, it exists greater and steeper all year long than the other significant beast at the continent. it's very likely the easiest and so much whole mountaineer that ever existed on any continent. Oreamnos americanus is its clinical identify. Its universal identify is mountain goat."

Resourceful, belligerent, and unbelievably sure-footed, the mountain goat is a white-coated survivor from the Ice Age. Oreamnos americanus stocks its dizzying alpine global with elk, eagles, bighorn sheep, and grizzlies. this primary full-length publication at the mountain goat bargains a perfectly written portrait of its existence, behavior, and atmosphere. Douglas H. Chadwick tracked mountain goat herds for seven years, and his observations are richly textured and replete with interesting and dramatic information. We research of the mountain goats' lives from beginning to maturity, their feeding conduct, certain social habit and courtship rituals, and their lengthy background. Chadwick additionally makes transparent the troubling and escalating influence of the fashionable international at the mountain goat's wasteland domestic. This Bison Books variation includes a new advent by means of the author.

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