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Rocky Mountain Mammals

A Handbook of Mammals of Rocky Mountain National Park and Vicinity

Third Edition

by David M. Armstrong

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Published in association with the Rocky Mountain Nature Association

Praise for the second edition

"This new book should be in the day pack, backpack, saddlebag, purse, or glove compartment of all who visit the high country in and around Rocky Mountain [National] Park."
—Bloomsbury Review

"[Armstrong] is unusually successful in presenting scientific fact without seeming to; this reads like popular nature writing but is heavy with interesting information on how each animal makes its living and interacts with its environment."
—Books of the Southwest

"Designed for quick reference and enjoyable reading, the guide offers what most field guides don't—a wealth of fascinating information about each species."
—Fort Collins Coloradoan


Revised, updated, and with more than 80 new color photographs, Rocky Mountain Mammals, Third Edition is a nontechnical guide to the mammals of the Southern Rocky Mountains and their foothills, with special emphasis on Rocky Mountain National Park and vicinity.

Designed for quick reference and enjoyable reading, Rocky Mountain Mammals offers more than most field guides—a wealth of riveting information about each species. In 72 species accounts, David M. Armstrong describes each animal and its signs, habits, habitat, and natural history, noting times when seasonal events, such as elk sparring, occur.

Introductory materials and appendices offer rich context and wildlife-watching support, including a checklist with page numbers for quick field reference, an identification key, a glossary, derivations of scientific names, and advice on how, when, and where to watch mammals. Armstrong introduces mammalian evolution, anatomy, and distribution and offers perspective on how the local fauna fits into its geographical setting and into past and potential future faunas of the region.

This lavishly illustrated new edition will delight those who live in and visit the high country and foothills of the Southern Rockies and want to identify mammals and learn about their lives.


David M. Armstrong is a professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology and environmental studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the former director of the University of Colorado Museum. He is the author or co-author of several books including Rocky Mountain Mammals, Third Edition (UPC); Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition (UPC); Distribution of Mammals in Colorado; and Mammals of the Northern Great Plains.

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  • Paperback Price: $20.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87081-882-0
  • Ebook Price: $16.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $9.99
  • EISBN: 978-1-60732-008-1
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Illustrations: 87 color photos, 1 color map, 3 tables
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: by David M. Armstrong
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87081-882-0
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