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Prairie Dogs

Communication and Community in an Animal Society

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HARDCOVER

$58.00 • £46.95 • €52.00

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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  • Preface
  • 1. Prairie Dogs and the Big Picture
  • 2. The Biology of Prairie Dogs
  • Interlude: Taxonomy and Prairie Dog Taxonomists
  • 3. Social Behavior of Prairie Dogs
  • Interlude: Social Behavior—Trapping Prairie Dogs
  • 4. Communication
  • Interlude: Communication
  • 5. The Population Biology of Prairie Dogs
  • 6. The Ecology of Prairie Dogs
  • Interlude: Vertebrate Species Associated with Prairie Dogs [by Richard Reading]
  • 7. Economics: How Much Is a Prairie Dog Worth?
  • Interlude: Prairie Dogs as Pets
  • 8. Prairie Dog Conservation
  • 9. Room to Hope
  • Appendix: Where to See Prairie Dogs
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2009
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