Raccoons: A Natural History ePUB ß Raccoons: A Epub

Raccoons: A Natural History ePUB ß Raccoons: A Epub


Raccoons: A Natural History ❄ Raccoons: A Natural History kindle Epub ❦ Author Samuel I. Zeveloff – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The word raccoon is drawn from the Native American Algonquian language Their term arakun roughly translates to he who scratches with his hands Anyone who has found a raccoon rummaging around in a once The word raccoon is drawn from the Native American Algonquian language Their term arakun roughly translates to he who scratches with his hands Anyone who has found a raccoon rummaging around in a once securely closed trash container can attest to how skillful raccoons Raccoons: A Epub / are with their front paws In fact, they have four times as many sensory receptors in their forepaw skin as they do in their hindpaws, a ratio similar to that of human hands and feet Samuel Zeveloff explores this trait and much in his accessible natural history of raccoonsWritten with the general reader in mind, Raccoons presents detailed information on raccoon evolution, physical characteristics, social behavior, habitats, food habits, reproduction, and conservation, as well as their relationship with humans and many other topics The section on distribution and subspecies focuses on the raccoon s current range expansion, and the material on their cultural significance demonstrates this mammal s unique status in different North American cultures.

    Raccoons: A Natural History ePUB ß Raccoons: A Epub on the raccoon s current range expansion, and the material on their cultural significance demonstrates this mammal s unique status in different North American cultures."/>
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Raccoons: A Natural History
  • Samuel I. Zeveloff
  • 21 March 2018
  • 1588340333

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10 thoughts on “Raccoons: A Natural History

  1. Jessaka Jessaka says:

    Our Night VisitorA raccoon has been coming into our home,so I wanted to read about them, but there are no books on kindle that are exactly what I was looking for This is the only one that I could find, So, unless you are science minded, this book is not for you, and it wasn t for me either.I tried wading through material on types of raccoons, their fur color, skull sizes and shapes and just couldn t do it After a while, I got brain fog Then I found some of what I was looking for, but it was n Our Night VisitorA raccoon has been coming into our home,so I wanted to read about them, but there are no books on kindle that are exactly what I was looking for This is the only one that I could find, So, unless you are science minded, this book is not for you, and it wasn t for me either.I tried wading through material on types of raccoons, their fur color, skull sizes and shapes and just couldn t do it After a while, I got brain fog Then I found some of what I was looking for, but it was not a cute story about how someone made a pet out of a raccoon, instead, it was about what they ate Well, I know for certain that they will eat anything, because one night my husband made some of his delicious fish tacos He has made them often, but this time he used the jalapenos from his garden, and they were too hot I could hardly eat them So, what I didn t eat went outside for the critters, and I believe that it was one of the raccoons that ate them So, you see, they will eat anything The top of the list, in this book, was fruit They love sweets, and fish follows as well as everything else you can think of They will even eat dead, rotten, smelly things The book didn t mention that they would go after cats, and I am glad for that It did mention mice and other small animals And I must say that I have not seen mice in our home for years, not since we have three feral cats, only one house cat now, and raccoons and hawks Still, even with that chapter and those on the love life of raccoons, this book didn t cut it for me Our raccoon problems began a year after ur dog was put to sleep It took one of them that long to find her doggie door One evening when we were watching TV, a raccoon walked into the living room, saw my husband, and ran into the bedroom Our cat was freaking out, so I grabbed her and went into the bathroom with her and closed the door This was not because I was afraid, but because I was not sure if our cat, Taffy, would run out of the hourse and not come back for hours She s like that.My husband went into the bedroom and told me laterd that the raccoon looked frightened Hee opened the French door for the critter and walked out of the room The raccoon escaped The next incident was when I was awakened by noises in the dining room Thinking that my husband as up making noises, I felt for him in bed He was still sleeping I got up and grabbed my flashlight Walking into the dining room, I heard the wooden blinds rattling, but I saw nothing with my poor eyesight I then went into the kitchen Nothing I went back into the dining room and the wooden lid was off the crock pot where we keep the cat food In the morning, I put the cat food into a large shortening tin that I had purchased from an antique store one year.Not wising to lock our own cat out of the house, we just began raccoon proofing our house For one thing, the cat food bowl is put up at night.But then we were missing a loaf of bread and didn t know if we had even purchased a loaf since we had been eating the bread we keep in the refrigerator But the next time we left aloaf on the counter, it had been torn open and partially eaten Now we keep it in our antique bread tin Then my husband forgot to put away the tortillas That package was also torn into and eaten And as I was writing this review at 4 am., my cat began hissing and then ran to the back door, stillhissing I imagine that the raccoon wanted inside, not knowing that I was awake So far, loving fruit, the raccoon has not climbed up on the other counter where we keep it I had a friend that claimed that a raccoon would get into my cupboards and grab everything in sight I am not so sure of this, because this little guy gal has not tried it, and most of our food is in glass jars, which is something that I learned to do when living in the country just to keep out mice If this raccoon become destructive, we will close the cat door So, what do we have living here Two raccoons with three baby dubs that eat at our feral cat station where we put cat food and table scraps for the other critters We even feed the possum, and the turtles So far, the three grown foxes and one young one have not come around, but who knows what goes on at night We also have a skunk, and hopefully, it will never enter our home Then we have ground hogs that feed at the cat station as well And, well, deer that eat our tomatoes in our garden.Still, I wanted a book that would tell me if a raccoon would come in and destroy our house or mostly our kitchen by getting into our refrigerator using its cleverly made hands I wanted to read about how cute they were and especially, I wanted a book by someone who had kept them as pets, but, NO,has not converted those books to kindle I just love those types of nature books where people keep wild animals as pets, but then at the end of every story, you have to read about the death of the animal Why can t they just have a chapter called, The End of Charlie or Suzie Then I would know not to read it, or better yet, just end the story before the animal dies I have a friend who won t read books if the animal gets hurt or dies at the end I understand She comes to our book group, and we are reading Wilderness by Lance Weller this month She read the last chapter, and the dog in the story was not mentioned I said, He wasn t harmed, he just died of old age, but that doesn t really help her, for he is still dead It is just so true that animals get our sympathythan humans, that is, unless they are a bear, alligator, or some other mean critter Still, I hate that the polar bears are dying out, but then I don t have to deal with them living in my back yard

  2. Tom Tom says:

    I bought and read this primarily as background study for a story I might write someday And, of course, raccoons are cool as are animals in general I rarely buy books, but my available libraries had no such books, and this one is well rated, low cost, and even cited in subsequent research literature.Anyway, because of my motivation, I wasn t as interested in the related species or evolutionary hypotheses, although that turned out interesting, too It was fascinating to see the distinct perspe I bought and read this primarily as background study for a story I might write someday And, of course, raccoons are cool as are animals in general I rarely buy books, but my available libraries had no such books, and this one is well rated, low cost, and even cited in subsequent research literature.Anyway, because of my motivation, I wasn t as interested in the related species or evolutionary hypotheses, although that turned out interesting, too It was fascinating to see the distinct perspectives shown by fossil analysis vs DNA, for example, and to see which this author thoughtreliable And these other matters give additional context to the raccoons themselves, which is nice.Overall, though, this book had enough on behavior, anatomy, development, social organization, communication, culture, disease, weather, interaction with humans others, diet, population levels, geography, and so on to give me at least a basic perspective on what I wanted to know I would know at least some now on how to look further, too, and what questions to ask It was also interesting to see where experts still claimed ignorance on matters related to this seemingly very familiar species.I had mixed feelings on the lack of references within the main text The claim was that this was for readability The end of the book still has references by chapter, but sometimes I d have preferred to know the specific reference for a claim as I was reading But still, do expect this to be a technical book even if it s aimed at a fairly general audience.Overall, I enjoyed it quite a bit

  3. Artemis Artemis says:

    A book said to be about raccoons that does its best to talk about anything else.Annnnnd it s apparently used here because the author uses this term, a lot a wee bit racist The treatment of the knowledge of the tribes of Native Americans was not handled as well as I would have liked I wanted a book that talked about raccoons, so that I could understand them better, I do not feel like I gained anything worth the read I could have found all of the information that I wanted within five min A book said to be about raccoons that does its best to talk about anything else.Annnnnd it s apparently used here because the author uses this term, a lot a wee bit racist The treatment of the knowledge of the tribes of Native Americans was not handled as well as I would have liked I wanted a book that talked about raccoons, so that I could understand them better, I do not feel like I gained anything worth the read I could have found all of the information that I wanted within five minutes on Google and it would have been succinct and full of less other, irrelevant and frustrating information.My quest to understand raccoons continues, hopefully my future reads will be less frustrating

  4. Livia Stone Livia Stone says:

    Really dry, scientific writing not for the faint of heart Raccoons are fascinating creatures and it really wouldn t have taken much to liven up the text But, good info for those who are into natural history.

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10 thoughts on “Raccoons: A Natural History

  1. Jessaka Jessaka says:

    Our Night VisitorA raccoon has been coming into our home,so I wanted to read about them, but there are no books on kindle that are exactly what I was looking for This is the only one that I could find, So, unless you are science minded, this book is not for you, and it wasn t for me either.I tried wading through material on types of raccoons, their fur color, skull sizes and shapes and just couldn t do it After a while, I got brain fog Then I found some of what I was looking for, but it was n Our Night VisitorA raccoon has been coming into our home,so I wanted to read about them, but there are no books on kindle that are exactly what I was looking for This is the only one that I could find, So, unless you are science minded, this book is not for you, and it wasn t for me either.I tried wading through material on types of raccoons, their fur color, skull sizes and shapes and just couldn t do it After a while, I got brain fog Then I found some of what I was looking for, but it was not a cute story about how someone made a pet out of a raccoon, instead, it was about what they ate Well, I know for certain that they will eat anything, because one night my husband made some of his delicious fish tacos He has made them often, but this time he used the jalapenos from his garden, and they were too hot I could hardly eat them So, what I didn t eat went outside for the critters, and I believe that it was one of the raccoons that ate them So, you see, they will eat anything The top of the list, in this book, was fruit They love sweets, and fish follows as well as everything else you can think of They will even eat dead, rotten, smelly things The book didn t mention that they would go after cats, and I am glad for that It did mention mice and other small animals And I must say that I have not seen mice in our home for years, not since we have three feral cats, only one house cat now, and raccoons and hawks Still, even with that chapter and those on the love life of raccoons, this book didn t cut it for me Our raccoon problems began a year after ur dog was put to sleep It took one of them that long to find her doggie door One evening when we were watching TV, a raccoon walked into the living room, saw my husband, and ran into the bedroom Our cat was freaking out, so I grabbed her and went into the bathroom with her and closed the door This was not because I was afraid, but because I was not sure if our cat, Taffy, would run out of the hourse and not come back for hours She s like that.My husband went into the bedroom and told me laterd that the raccoon looked frightened Hee opened the French door for the critter and walked out of the room The raccoon escaped The next incident was when I was awakened by noises in the dining room Thinking that my husband as up making noises, I felt for him in bed He was still sleeping I got up and grabbed my flashlight Walking into the dining room, I heard the wooden blinds rattling, but I saw nothing with my poor eyesight I then went into the kitchen Nothing I went back into the dining room and the wooden lid was off the crock pot where we keep the cat food In the morning, I put the cat food into a large shortening tin that I had purchased from an antique store one year.Not wising to lock our own cat out of the house, we just began raccoon proofing our house For one thing, the cat food bowl is put up at night.But then we were missing a loaf of bread and didn t know if we had even purchased a loaf since we had been eating the bread we keep in the refrigerator But the next time we left aloaf on the counter, it had been torn open and partially eaten Now we keep it in our antique bread tin Then my husband forgot to put away the tortillas That package was also torn into and eaten And as I was writing this review at 4 am., my cat began hissing and then ran to the back door, stillhissing I imagine that the raccoon wanted inside, not knowing that I was awake So far, loving fruit, the raccoon has not climbed up on the other counter where we keep it I had a friend that claimed that a raccoon would get into my cupboards and grab everything in sight I am not so sure of this, because this little guy gal has not tried it, and most of our food is in glass jars, which is something that I learned to do when living in the country just to keep out mice If this raccoon become destructive, we will close the cat door So, what do we have living here Two raccoons with three baby dubs that eat at our feral cat station where we put cat food and table scraps for the other critters We even feed the possum, and the turtles So far, the three grown foxes and one young one have not come around, but who knows what goes on at night We also have a skunk, and hopefully, it will never enter our home Then we have ground hogs that feed at the cat station as well And, well, deer that eat our tomatoes in our garden.Still, I wanted a book that would tell me if a raccoon would come in and destroy our house or mostly our kitchen by getting into our refrigerator using its cleverly made hands I wanted to read about how cute they were and especially, I wanted a book by someone who had kept them as pets, but, NO,has not converted those books to kindle I just love those types of nature books where people keep wild animals as pets, but then at the end of every story, you have to read about the death of the animal Why can t they just have a chapter called, The End of Charlie or Suzie Then I would know not to read it, or better yet, just end the story before the animal dies I have a friend who won t read books if the animal gets hurt or dies at the end I understand She comes to our book group, and we are reading Wilderness by Lance Weller this month She read the last chapter, and the dog in the story was not mentioned I said, He wasn t harmed, he just died of old age, but that doesn t really help her, for he is still dead It is just so true that animals get our sympathythan humans, that is, unless they are a bear, alligator, or some other mean critter Still, I hate that the polar bears are dying out, but then I don t have to deal with them living in my back yard

  2. Tom Tom says:

    I bought and read this primarily as background study for a story I might write someday And, of course, raccoons are cool as are animals in general I rarely buy books, but my available libraries had no such books, and this one is well rated, low cost, and even cited in subsequent research literature.Anyway, because of my motivation, I wasn t as interested in the related species or evolutionary hypotheses, although that turned out interesting, too It was fascinating to see the distinct perspe I bought and read this primarily as background study for a story I might write someday And, of course, raccoons are cool as are animals in general I rarely buy books, but my available libraries had no such books, and this one is well rated, low cost, and even cited in subsequent research literature.Anyway, because of my motivation, I wasn t as interested in the related species or evolutionary hypotheses, although that turned out interesting, too It was fascinating to see the distinct perspectives shown by fossil analysis vs DNA, for example, and to see which this author thoughtreliable And these other matters give additional context to the raccoons themselves, which is nice.Overall, though, this book had enough on behavior, anatomy, development, social organization, communication, culture, disease, weather, interaction with humans others, diet, population levels, geography, and so on to give me at least a basic perspective on what I wanted to know I would know at least some now on how to look further, too, and what questions to ask It was also interesting to see where experts still claimed ignorance on matters related to this seemingly very familiar species.I had mixed feelings on the lack of references within the main text The claim was that this was for readability The end of the book still has references by chapter, but sometimes I d have preferred to know the specific reference for a claim as I was reading But still, do expect this to be a technical book even if it s aimed at a fairly general audience.Overall, I enjoyed it quite a bit

  3. Artemis Artemis says:

    A book said to be about raccoons that does its best to talk about anything else.Annnnnd it s apparently used here because the author uses this term, a lot a wee bit racist The treatment of the knowledge of the tribes of Native Americans was not handled as well as I would have liked I wanted a book that talked about raccoons, so that I could understand them better, I do not feel like I gained anything worth the read I could have found all of the information that I wanted within five min A book said to be about raccoons that does its best to talk about anything else.Annnnnd it s apparently used here because the author uses this term, a lot a wee bit racist The treatment of the knowledge of the tribes of Native Americans was not handled as well as I would have liked I wanted a book that talked about raccoons, so that I could understand them better, I do not feel like I gained anything worth the read I could have found all of the information that I wanted within five minutes on Google and it would have been succinct and full of less other, irrelevant and frustrating information.My quest to understand raccoons continues, hopefully my future reads will be less frustrating

  4. Livia Stone Livia Stone says:

    Really dry, scientific writing not for the faint of heart Raccoons are fascinating creatures and it really wouldn t have taken much to liven up the text But, good info for those who are into natural history.

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