Mammals of Montana.
Mammals of Montana
Kerry R. Foresman
PO Box 2399, Missoula, MT 59806
9780878425907, $32.00, www.mountain-press.com
MAMMALS OF MONTANA pairs lovely color photos by Alexander V. Badyaev with an outstanding survey of Montana's mammals, packing in the 500 color photos with facts about the squirrel, bat, pygmy shrew, bison and much more indigenous to Montana. The natural history is peppered with important observations such as how the different species survive winter rigors, and also includes details on reintroduction efforts to save Montana species from extinction. Any collection strong in either natural history in general or Montana topics in particular will find this a lively, lovely guide.