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  • Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature
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  • Roland Kays
  • 2016
  • Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press
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A riveting collection of photographs that captures wild animals in their native habitats.In Candid Creatures, the first major book to reveal the secret lives of animals through motion-sensitive game cameras, biologist Roland Kays has assembled over 600 remarkable photographs. Drawing from archives of millions of color and night-vision photographs collected by hundreds of researchers, Kays has selected images that show the unique perspectives of wildlife from throughout the world. Using these photos, he tells the stories of scientific discoveries that camera traps have enabled, such as living proof of species thought to have been extinct and details of predator-prey interactions.Each image captures a moment frozen in the camera’s flash as animals move through their wild habitats. Kays also discusses how scientists use camera traps to address conservation issues, creating solutions that allow humans and wild animals to coexist. More than just a collection of amazing animal pictures, the book’s text, maps, and illustrations work together to describe the latest findings in the fast-moving field of wildlife research. Candid Creatures is a testament to how the explosion of game cameras around the world has revolutionized the study of animal ecology. The powerful combination of pictures and stories of discovery will fascinate anyone interested in science, nature, wildlife biology, or photography.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page
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  1. Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
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  1. The Critters
  2. pp. 12-13
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  1. Tiger
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  1. African Lion
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  1. Leopard
  2. pp. 21-24
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  1. Snow Leopard
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  1. Jaguar
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  1. Cougar
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  1. Clouded Leopards
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  1. Cheetah
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  1. Bobcat
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  1. Chinese Mountain Cat
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  1. Domestic Cat
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  1. Flat-Headed Cat
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  1. Leopard Cat
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  1. Marbled Cat
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  1. African Golden Cat
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  1. Jaguarundi
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  1. Ocelot
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  1. Fossa
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  1. Spotted Fanaloka
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  1. Ring-Tailed Vontsira
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  1. Broad-Striped Vontsira
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  1. Servaline Genet
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  1. Masked Palm Civet
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  1. Otter Civet
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  1. Hose’s Civet
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  1. Banded Civet
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  1. Wolf
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  1. Coyote
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  1. Dingo
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  1. Dhole
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  1. Red Fox
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  1. Bush Dog
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  1. Short-Eared Dog
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  1. Black Bear
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  1. Brown Bear
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  1. Giant Panda
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  1. Spectacled Bear
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  1. Sun Bear
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  1. Wolverine
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  1. Fisher
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  1. Tayra
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  1. Malay Weasel
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  1. African Bush Elephant
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  1. African Forest Elephant
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  1. Asian Elephant
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  1. Black Rhino
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  1. Javan Rhino
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  1. Brazilian Tapir
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  1. Malayan Tapir
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  1. Bearded Pig
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  1. Pygmy Hippopotamus
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  1. Giant Sable Antelope
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  1. Tamaraw
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  1. Asiatic Wild Water Buffalo
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  1. Alpine Ibex
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  1. Southern Pudú
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  1. White-tailed Deer
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  1. Chimpanzee
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  1. Western Gorilla
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  1. Bornean Orangutan
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  1. Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey
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  1. Pig-tailed Macaque
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  1. Aardvark
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  1. Giant Armadillo
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  1. Giant Anteater
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  1. Giant Pangolin
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  1. Wombat
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  1. Tasmanian Devil
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  1. Sumatran Striped Rabbit
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  1. Thomas’s Flying Squirrel
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  1. Common Vampire Bat
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  1. Sumatran Ground Cuckoo
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  1. Black Cod
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  1. Animal Neighborhood Watch
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  1. Caught in the Act
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  1. Photo Credits and Citations
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  1. Literature Cited
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  1. Index
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