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By Douglas H. Chadwick

"In North the United States there's one huge animal that belongs nearly totally to the world of towering rock and unmelting snow. urgent difficult opposed to the higher restrict of life's percentages, it exists greater and steeper all year long than the other gigantic beast at the continent. it really is almost certainly the easiest and such a lot 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 international with elk, eagles, bighorn sheep, and grizzlies. this primary full-length ebook at the mountain goat deals a wonderfully written portrait of its lifestyles, conduct, 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 research of the mountain goats' lives from delivery to maturity, their feeding behavior, distinctive social habit and courtship rituals, and their lengthy heritage. Chadwick additionally makes transparent the troubling and escalating influence of the fashionable global at the mountain goat's desert domestic. This Bison Books variation contains a new creation through the author.

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