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Wilson, Don E.

Works: 106 works in 405 publications in 1 language and 17,950 library holdings
Genres: Field guides  Classification  Miscellanea  History  Juvenile works  Terminology  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Encyclopedias 
Roles: aut, edt, oth, red, pbd, ctb
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Most widely held works about Don E Wilson
Most widely held works by Don E Wilson
Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources by Marjorie L Reaka-Kudla( )

24 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in and held by 3,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversity is the whole of life on Earth - and every day it is diminished as human population growth and exploitation of land causes the extinction of animal and plant species. If the world does not act quickly and cooperatively, species numbering into the millions will be doomed. In the process, we lose opportunities in medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and a host of other human endeavors. This is the warning sounded by some of the world's most renowned environmental authorities in Biodiversity II. In words meaningful to lay readers and scientists alike, this book alerts us that we may soon be bereft of species that could help us fight disease and produce useful products - not to mention bringing us the wonder of natural life. Unlike other books on the topic, Biodiversity II tells us what can and must be done right now to preserve life on Earth. The experts who lend their voices to Biodiversity II explain how scientists study biodiversity, what they have learned about the scope of life on the planet, and what urgent questions remain. These experts advocate the fusion of resources already at our command - government biological surveys, private agencies, museum collections, universities - into a more effective force to better understand and protect the wealth of the natural world
Animal by David Burnie( )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in and held by 2,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers photographs and information about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and invertebrates from throughout the world
The Smithsonian book of North American mammals( )

7 editions published in 1999 in and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents descriptions and illustrations of hundreds of North American mammals, along with their scientific and common names and information on behavior, diet, reproduction, growth, longevity, and habitat
Mammals of North America by Roland Kays( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to the mammals of North America. Written by two leading authorities, no other reference covers all resident species north of Mexico, mammals large and small. With full-color illustrations for every one of the 442 species, Mammals of North America shows the user how to identify any mammal encountered, from mouse to moose, bat to baleen whale, Abert's Squirrel to the Yuma Myotis. The core of the book consists of 108 color plates featuring exceptionally detailed mammal illustrations. Each species is depicted on these plates, with subspecies, geographic, and sexual variation portrayed whenever relevant. The artwork is supplemented by maps showing present range and by a short paragraph of text highlighting key identification characteristics and relevant aspects of the animal's behavior and ecology. All the artwork, maps, and text for a species are on two facing pages, eliminating the need to flip through the book to learn about an animal. Mammal signs are often more easily found than the animals themselves, so illustrations of tracks and scat are also included. North America's mammal fauna is one of the best documented in the world, and the authors have scoured the continent's outstanding mammalogy literature to make this book as accurate and up-to-date as possible. Amateur naturalists will appreciate the complete coverage, detailed range maps, and outstanding artwork professionals will welcome the inclusion of subspecies variation and the illustration of obscure traits crucial in distinguishing some pairs of similar species. This spectacular guide is the definitive one-volume resource on the mammals of a vast and tremendously varied continent
Mammal species of the world : a taxonomic and geographic reference( )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wilson and Reeder's Mammal Species of the World is the classic reference book on the taxonomic classification and distribution of the more than 5400 species of mammals that exist today. The third edition includes detailed information on nomenclature and, for the first time, common names. Each concise entry covers type locality, distribution, synonyms, and major reference sources. The systematic arrangement of information indicates evolutionary relationships at both the ordinal and the family level. This indispensable reference work belongs in public and academic libraries throughout the world and on the shelf of every biologist who works with mammals."--Publisher's website
Bats in question : the Smithsonian answer book by Don E Wilson( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in and and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers all aspects of bat biology, habitat, and behavior in a practical question-and-answer format. Also includes the conservation status, common name, and scientific name of over 500 species of bats throughout the world
Human( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly comprehensive and illustrated account of what makes us what we are: how we evolved, how our bodies work and develop, and how we think and behave, this unbelievable reference examines the qualities all humans share but also highlights the diversity of human society and culture. Profiling more than 250 peoples who inhabit the world and examining fascinating facts - from environmental and health issues to beliefs and customs - Human is the definitive illustrated guide to our species. In the tradition of "Animal" and "Earth" comes a new definitive visual guide that takes a unique look at what it means to be a human being. From evolution and biology to society, culture, and the future aspects of human life, this book examines the qualities that all humans share and profiles more than 250 peoples who inhabit the world
Measuring and monitoring biological diversity by Don E Wilson( )

9 editions published in 1996 in and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammals by Sarah Walker( )

3 editions published in 2002 in and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to recognizing and identifying more than 450 species of mammals from around the world; includes photographs and descriptions of key characteristics for each species
Handbook of the mammals of the world by Don E Wilson( )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodents include species that have colonized almost every available habitat on earth, and others that have adapted to human beings and followed them as they also spread across the globe. Volume 7 completes the order Rodentia--which represents arguably the most important order of mammals, both in terms of number of species, and in geographic distribution--covering the families contained in the suborder Myomorpha, including the two largest families, Cricetidae and Muridae. This volume also includes a Special Chapter: Priorities for Conserving the World's Rodents by Thomas Lacher Jr., Richard Young, Samuel Turvey, Rosalind Kennerley & Nicolette Roach
Common names of mammals of the world by Don E Wilson( )

8 editions published in 2000 in and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive bibliography of sources and two indexes of both common and scientific names round out the volume." "Common Names of Mammals of the World offers a comprehensive, useful reference not only for mammalogists but also for wildlife managers, conservation biologists, environmental law enforcement agencies, zoologists, and others interested in the world's mammals."--Jacket
Demography and natural history of the common fruit bat, Artibeus jamaicensis, on Barro Colorado Island, Panama by Charles O Handley( )

11 editions published in 1991 in and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bats by Sue Ruff( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and various species of bats
A guide to the mammals of China by Andrew T Smith( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and color plates illustrate a majority of species. Written by a team of leading specialists, including Professor Wang Sung who provides a history of Chinese mammalogy, A Guide to the Mammals of China is the ideal reference for researchers and a delight for anyone interested in China's rich mammal fauna. The definitive, comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all of China's 556 mammal species High-quality color plates accompany the detailed text Each species account comes with a distribution map Organized taxonomically for easy reference Includes an extensive bibliography
Distribution and systematics of the rabbits (Sylvilagus) of west-central Mexico by Victor E Diersing( )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinah Pelerin's peaceful life in Berlin with boyfriend, Thor, is jeopardized when her Seminole mother, Swan, comes to visit carrying a headful of blackmail schemes and lies. When they result in murder, Swan is the obvious suspect and it is up to Dinah, like it or not, to get her mom out of it
Pacific island flying foxes : proceedings of an international conservation conference by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service( )

7 editions published in 1992 in and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manu : the biodiversity of southeastern Peru = la biodiversidad del sureste del Perú( )

5 editions published in 1996 in and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by International Bat Research Conference( )

4 editions published in 1980 in and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the mammals of the world by Martina Anandam( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the mammals of the world by Mariana Altrichter( )

9 editions published in 2011 in and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources
Alternative Names
Don Ellis Wilson

Don Ellis Wilson Amerikaans zoöloog

Don Ellis Wilson US-amerikanischer Zoologe

Wilson, Don 1944-

Wilson, Don E.

Wilson, Don Ellis 1944-

Дон Е. Вилсон американски мамалог

دان ئی. ویلسون

دون ويلسون عالم حيوان من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

ウィルソン, ダン・E


AnimalThe Smithsonian book of North American mammalsMammals of North AmericaMammal species of the world : a taxonomic and geographic referenceBats in question : the Smithsonian answer bookHumanMeasuring and monitoring biological diversityMammals