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Wilson, Don E.

Works: 133 works in 439 publications in 1 language and 18,250 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Field guides  Trivia and miscellanea  History  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Terminology  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Redactor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QL715, 590
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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( )

26 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,411 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( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 2,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers photographs and information about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and invertebrates from throughout the world
Mammals of North America by Roland Kays( )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,934 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
The Smithsonian book of North American mammals( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,834 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
Mammal species of the world : a taxonomic and geographic reference( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 1,286 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( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 1,125 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 by Robert M. L Winston( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 929 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( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides a comprehensive manual for designing and implementing inventories of mammalian biodiversity anywhere in the world and for any group, from rodents to open-country grazers." -- Back cover
Mammals by Juliet Clutton-Brock( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 575 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
A guide to the mammals of China by Andrew T Smith( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 430 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 spec
Common names of mammals of the world by Don E Wilson( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a complete, authoritative list of standardized and unique vernacular English names for all 4,629 of the currently recognized mammal species of the world. It establishes common names for hundreds of mammals that have previously been known only by their Latin binomials. Covering both well-known mammals and many small- to medium-sized species that live in areas where few studies have been conducted, the authors draw extensively on existing literature and on their own expertise to formulate English names that describe a distinctive aspect of each animal's appearance, ecological habits, or geographical distribution. Presented in phylogenetic order, the book's list includes order and family names as well as those of genera and species
Demography and natural history of the common fruit bat, Artibeus jamaicensis, on Barro Colorado Island, Panama( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bats by Sue Ruff( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and various species of bats
Distribution and systematics of the rabbits (Sylvilagus) of west-central Mexico by Victor E Diersing( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 325 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
Handbook of the mammals of the world( Book )

in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacific island flying foxes : proceedings of an international conservation conference( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the mammals of the world by Don E Wilson( Book )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by International Bat Research Conference( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the mammals of the world( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources
AnimalMammals of North AmericaThe Smithsonian book of North American mammalsMammal species of the world : a taxonomic and geographic referenceBats in question : the Smithsonian answer bookHumanMeasuring and monitoring biological diversityMammals
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

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