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Prairie Dogs

Communication and Community in an Animal Society

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HARDCOVER

$55.00 • £44.95 • €49.50

ISBN 9780674031814

Publication Date: 02/02/2009

Short

280 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 halftones, 24 line illustrations, 15 tables

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A fascinating examination of the complex social structure, communication systems, and behavior patterns of prairie dogs in their environments… A very interesting and intriguing look at a species that, while often considered a pest, is actually a critical player in maintaining ecosystem biodiversity.—K. K. Goldbeck, Choice

This book is a call to action on behalf of prairie dogs, a swiftly declining but ecologically vital genus. It urges scientists, policymakers, and the rest of us to prevent the collapse of dwindling prairie dog ecosystems and imbeds prairie dog imperilment in the broader global extinction crisis. Slobodchikoff and his co-authors blend science with conscience, giving us a well-researched glimpse into the varied and fascinating world we risk losing if we don’t alter course.—Nicole Rosmarino, Ph.D., Wildlife Program Director, WildEarth Guardians

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  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2009
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