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Biological Sciences
  • Author:
    Bruce L. Smith
  • ISBN:
    1607322919
  • ISBN13:
    978-1607322917
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  • Publisher:
    University Press of Colorado; 1 edition (June 10, 2014)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Biological Sciences
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PDF The American mountain goat is one of the most elusive and least . Life on the Rocks offers an intimate portrayal of this remarkable animal through the eyes and lens of field biologist and photographer Bruce Smith.

Life on the Rocks offers an intimate portrayal of this remarkable animal through the eyes and lens of field biologist and photographer Bruce Smith.

Life on the Rocks book. The American mountain goat is one of the most elusive and least familiar species of hoofed mammals in North America. Confined to the remote and rugged mountains of the western United States and Canada, these extraordinary mountaineers are seldom seen or encountered, even by those who patiently study them. Life on the Rocks offers an intimate portrayal of this remarkable animal The American mountain goat is one of the most elusive and least familiar species of hoofed mammals in North America.

The American mountain goat is one of the most elusive and least familiar .

The American mountain goat is one of the most elusive and least familiar species of hoofed mammals in North America.

The American mountain goat is one of the most elusive and least familiar species of hoofed mammals in North America.

Published by: University Press of Colorado. Life on the Rocksshowcases the elegance and charm of this little-known creature, thriving in some of North America's harshest wilderness. Life on the Rocksoffers an intimate portrayal of this remarkable animal through the eyes and lens of field biologist and photographer Bruce Smith.

The American mountain goat is one of the most elusive and least familiar species of hoofed mammals in North America

The American mountain goat is one of the most elusive and least familiar species of hoofed mammals in North America. Life on the Rocks offers an intimate portrayal of this remarkable animal through the eyes and lens of field biologist and photographer Bruce L. Smith.

Bruce Smith is a wildlife biologist and science writer. Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, Life on the Rocks: A Portrait of the American Mountain Goat (2014) is a large format book with dozens of color photographs accompanying the text. He spent most of his 30-year federal career managing wildlife populations on the Wind River Indian Reservation and the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming.

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The American mountain goat is one of the most elusive and least familiar species of hoofed mammals in North America. Confined to the remote and rugged mountains of the western United States and Canada, these extraordinary mountaineers are seldom seen or encountered, even by those who patiently study them. Life on the Rocks offers an intimate portrayal of this remarkable animal through the eyes and lens of field biologist and photographer Bruce Smith.Color photographs and accounts of Smith's personal experiences living in Montana's Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area accompany descriptions of the American mountain goat's natural history. Smith explores their treacherous habitat, which spans the perilous cliffs and crags of the Rocky, Cascade, and Coast mountain ranges. The physical and behavioral adaptations of these alpine athletes enable them to survive a host of dangers, including six-month-long winters, scarce food sources, thunderous avalanches, social strife, and predators like wolves, bears, lions, wolverines, and eagles. Smith also details the challenges these animals face as their territory is threatened by expanding motorized access, industrial activities, and a warming climate.

Purestone
A spectacular picture and word book on the American Mountain Goat. Some 20 years before the author spent time studying goats, I also spent time in the mountains of Alberta and British Columbia with Skyline Pack Train. These goats become friends for life.
I have a half mount of of Billy that has been an important part of my life.
This is the finest quality book that the University Press of Colorado has ever produced. Hopefully it will become their new standard of book in the rough and tumble world of publishing today.
I have a great collection of books on wildlife, this is one of the best. It is a treasure to own and would make a great gift to anyone that has a passion for the high country and wild "life on the rocks!"
Modigas
You'll get high reading this book!
ℓo√ﻉ
Beautiful book! The author has such love and appreciation for these amazing animals! Thank you Bruce Smith!
Gigafish
Amazing photos by author. His writing is interesting, although a bit more anecdotal than ranger/scientist factual. Still it's an interesting read and great to leaf through.
Samulkree
Fantastic book.
Granijurus
Smith has decades of experience with wildlife. His text is rather good, but a little too much of it is dated to when he did a lot of field research on the mountain goats several decades ago; it's interesting but I think should be a separate book. There's a good deal of natural history here, and a general sense of the current status. However this is largely a book of wildlife photography on mountain goats, and it's generally excellent with several quite wonderful photos. Mountain goat kids are remarkably photogenic. There are also a few considerably less regal, of goats and tourists.

Prior to this book I knew little about the animal, other than it was a goat. Now I know enough to want to find out more. There are about 100,000 of them in North America according to a 2011 IUCN estimate(BC has the largest population), generally healthy populations but in some areas barely holding on. Hunting is one pressure, although it's limited in most areas. They are vulnerable to starvation (very deep snow can make accessing browse difficult), avalanches, cougars and accidents; their climbing ability is remarkable but it's dangerous territory. Roads and other development poses threats to the animals, and the impact of global warming is unknown but may affect their habitat.

Goats rarely live beyond 12 or 13. I did not know that these are sizable animals--nannies can go 125 to 140 pounds, billies 150 to 200 pounds, with animals north of the continental US going considerably larger.
Silverbrew
Excellent...beautiful pictures and great reading