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Did you know that there are more than 90 species of rabbits, hares, and pikas, rabbits' little-known cousins? And that new species are still being found? Or that baby rabbits nurse from their mothers only once a day? How about that some people brew medicinal tea from rabbit pellets? Wildlife conservationists Susan Lumpkin and John Seidensticker have all the answers—from the mundane to the unbelievable—about the world’s leaping lagomorphs. To some, rabbits are simply a docile pet for the classroom or home. To others, they are the cute animals munching on clover or the pests plaguing vegetable gardens. Whatever your interest, in Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide you will discover that they are a more complex group than you might have first imagined. Lumpkin and Seidensticker take these floppy-eared creatures out of the cabbage patch and into the wild, answering 95 frequently asked questions about these familiar and fascinating animals. With informative photographs and an accessible format, Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide is the one resource you will need to learn about rabbits' anatomy and physiology, evolutionary history, ecology, behavior, and their relationships with humans. Lumpkin and Seidensticker also talk about conservation, because while rabbits may breed like, well, rabbits, several species are among the most endangered animals on Earth.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. 1 Introducing Rabbits
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. 2 Form and Function of Rabbits
  2. pp. 29-48
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  1. 3 Rabbit Colors
  2. pp. 49-63
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  1. 4 Rabbit Behavior
  2. pp. 64-83
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  1. 5 Rabbit Ecology
  2. pp. 84-110
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  1. 6 Reproduction and Development of Rabbits
  2. pp. 111-130
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  1. 7 Rabbit Foods and Feeding
  2. pp. 131-143
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  1. 8 Rabbits and Humans
  2. pp. 144-158
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  1. 9 Rabbit Problems (from a human viewpoint)
  2. pp. 159-171
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  1. 10 Human Problems (from a rabbit's viewpoint)
  2. pp. 172-195
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  1. 11 Rabbits in Stories and Literature
  2. pp. 196-207
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  1. 12 "Rabbitology"
  2. pp. 208-216
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  1. Appendix: Rabbits of the World
  2. pp. 217-220
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 221-228
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 229-235
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421401263
Related ISBN
9780801897894
MARC Record
OCLC
798295744
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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