Download PDF by Douglas H. Chadwick: A Beast the Color of Winter: The Mountain Goat Observed

By Douglas H. Chadwick

"In North the US there's one huge animal that belongs virtually totally to the world of towering rock and unmelting snow. urgent demanding opposed to the higher restrict of life's probabilities, it exists greater and steeper all year long than the other titanic beast at the continent. it truly is very likely the simplest and so much entire 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 ebook at the mountain goat bargains a perfectly written portrait of its lifestyles, behavior, and surroundings. Douglas H. Chadwick tracked mountain goat herds for seven years, and his observations are richly textured and replete with interesting and dramatic info. We examine of the mountain goats' lives from delivery to maturity, their feeding behavior, designated social habit and courtship rituals, and their lengthy background. Chadwick additionally makes transparent the troubling and escalating effect of the fashionable global at the mountain goat's desolate tract domestic. This Bison Books version includes a new advent by means of the author.

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