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By Douglas H. Chadwick

"In North the US there's one huge animal that belongs nearly solely to the area of towering rock and unmelting snow. urgent challenging opposed to the higher restrict of life's percentages, it exists larger and steeper all year long than the other great beast at the continent. it's very likely the simplest and so much whole mountaineer that ever existed on any continent. Oreamnos americanus is its clinical identify. Its universal identify is mountain goat."

Resourceful, belligerent, and unbelievably sure-footed, the mountain goat is a white-coated survivor from the Ice Age. Oreamnos americanus stocks its dizzying alpine global with elk, eagles, bighorn sheep, and grizzlies. this primary full-length booklet at the mountain goat deals a wonderfully written portrait of its existence, behavior, and setting. Douglas H. Chadwick tracked mountain goat herds for seven years, and his observations are richly textured and replete with interesting and dramatic information. We study of the mountain goats' lives from beginning to maturity, their feeding conduct, particular social habit and courtship rituals, and their lengthy historical past. Chadwick additionally makes transparent the troubling and escalating effect of the trendy global at the mountain goat's desert domestic. This Bison Books variation includes a new advent through the author.

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