A Field Guide to Mammal Tracking in North America

Author: 
James Halfpenny

This work is certainly meets the definition of a field guide; however, it is much more than that. The book is truly a scientific thesis on the art of tracking and covers a wide range of related subjects such as anatomy and scatology. This is the only field guide or book that I’m aware of which covers the pattern of various animal tracks as they left walking, at a trot and in a dead run. The book also teaches such things as how to learn where and when a track cannot be identified and how you can over interpret game sign in the field. While a bit overwhelming in its detail and exactness, I still would recommend this book to anyone just starting out and an experienced tracker alike.