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The Resource Gliding mammals of the world, Stephen Jackson ; illustrated by Peter Schouten

Gliding mammals of the world, Stephen Jackson ; illustrated by Peter Schouten

Label
Gliding mammals of the world
Title
Gliding mammals of the world
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Jackson ; illustrated by Peter Schouten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The world's gliding mammals are an extraordinary group of animals that have the ability to glide from tree to tree with seemingly effortless grace. There are more than 60 species of gliding mammals including the flying squirrels from Asia, Europe and North America, the scaly-tailed flying squirrels from Central Africa and the gliding possums of Australia and New Guinea. But the most spectacular of all are the colugos - or so called flying lemurs - that occur throughout South-East Asia and the Philippines. Animals that glide from tree to tree descend at an angle of less than 45 degrees to the horizontal, while those that parachute descend at an angle of greater than 45 degrees. Gliding is achieved by deflecting air flowing past well-developed gliding membranes, or patagia, which form an effective airfoil that allows the animal to travel the greatest possible horizontal distance with the least loss in height. The flying squirrels and scaly-tailed flying squirrels even have special cartilaginous spurs that extend either from the wrist or the elbow, respectively, to help support the gliding membrane. Gliding Mammals of the World provides, for the first time, a synthesis of all that is known about the biology of these intriguing mammals. It includes a brief description of each species, together with a distribution map and a beautiful full color painting. An introduction outlines the origins and biogeography of each group of gliding mammals and examines the incredible adaptations that allow them the launch themselves and glide from tree to tree
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Stephen M.
Dewey number
599.369
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QL737.R68
  • QL739
  • QL737.M345
LC item number
  • J319 2012
  • .J33 2012
  • J34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flying squirrels
  • Flying squirrels
  • Diprotodontia
  • Diprotodontia
  • Flying lemurs
  • Flying lemurs
  • Mammals
  • Mammals
  • Gliding and soaring
  • Mammals
  • Mammals
Label
Gliding mammals of the world, Stephen Jackson ; illustrated by Peter Schouten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Gliding marsupials -- Colugos -- Flying squirrels -- Scaly-tailed flying squirrels -- Appendix 1. Subspecies -- Appendix 2. Gliding mammal localities -- Appendix 3. IUCN red list categories
Control code
774711567
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
xi, 215 pages
Isbn
9780643092600
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012554322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)774711567
Label
Gliding mammals of the world, Stephen Jackson ; illustrated by Peter Schouten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Gliding marsupials -- Colugos -- Flying squirrels -- Scaly-tailed flying squirrels -- Appendix 1. Subspecies -- Appendix 2. Gliding mammal localities -- Appendix 3. IUCN red list categories
Control code
774711567
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
xi, 215 pages
Isbn
9780643092600
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012554322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)774711567

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