National Geographic : 1918 Aug
Descriptive Text by Edward W. Nelson, America's Foremost Au thority on Animals 127 Paintings of the Mammals of North America in Full Colors by Louis Agassiz Fuertes 50 Reproductions of Animal Tracks Drawn by Ernest Thompson Seton A Series of Drawings of American Prehistoric Mammals by Charles R. Knight 32 Black and White Pictures from Unusual Photographs of American Wild Life INTRODUCING A LITTLE BLACK BEAR TO A LITTLE BROWN BEAR AT SEWARD, ALASKA Wild Animals of North America Intimate Studies of the Big and Little Citizens of the Mammal Kingdom More than 200 illustrations: 127 Paintings reproduced in full colors; 50 Track Sketches, a number of Drawings of Prehistoric Mammals and many illus trations from unusual photographs reproduced in black and white. T HERE is no subject richer in fascinating interest than the study of animal life. To see all the types and representative species in their native environment, to watch them meeting their respective problems of life and adapting themselves to the conditions they have to face, and to follow nature through its many moods as typified by its wonderful variety of mammalian forms is a delightful and informative diversion. To do this under the guidance of one of those born observers, whose eyes are always open, whose ears are always keen, whose brain is always quick to grasp, and whose pen is ever facile, is to become intimately acquainted with one of the richest chapters in zoology. Such is to be the good fortune of those who receive a copy of the National Geographic Society's new Book of Mammals. This work is the consolidation of Edward W. Nelson's splendid nature articles in the GEOGRAPHIC. There is no man so well fitted to introduce you to the mammals of North America as Mr. Nelson, the Chief of our remarkable U. S. Biological Survey. For forty years he has been their friend, living among them and studying their habits and traits in the most intimate way. To him an animal is something more than flesh and bone and skin and fur. It has a personality; and he is as careful to record this as to describe the formal qualities which science writes down in species descriptions. Mr. Nelson is a naturalist of the John Burroughs order. To visit the people of woodland, mountain, and field with him is to discover a new world. Illuminating the descriptions are natural-color illustrations from the brush of that gifted artist-naturalist, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Mr. Fuertes is not only a master of color but also of pose, and he can catch the timid alertness of the prong-horn antelope, the cruel sagacity of the arctic wolf, the lazy indifference of the common skunk, or the wide-awake watchfulness of the gray squirrel, with equal facility. Added to these is a series of 50 sketches by Ernest Thompson Seton, depicting the footprints of various animals as they appear in the light snow of field or forest or in the dust of the wayside. These will enable the reader to identify the tracks of many of the mammals of North America. Together these authorities have produced a book that is without counterpart in the literature of animal life. ---- --..................--- ----- CUT ON THIS LIN E---------------------------------- DEPT. H, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, .............................. i....... i918 16th and M Streets, Washington, D. C. Please send........copies of "WILD ANIMALS OF NORTH AMERICA," bound in......................... for which I enclose herewith...........................dollars. If several copies are desired, write names and ad- . Name............................................ dresses and send with your card. Street Address.. Bound in Royal Buckram (Stiff Covers) or Military Khaki (Flexible Covers), postpaid in U. S., $3.00 City and State......................................