Alabama Wildlife Volumes 1-4

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With its many aquatic and terrestrial habitats, Alabama boasts great biodiversity. The four books in this collection present current, detailed information on the known vertebrates, freshwater mussels, and snails in Alabama.

Volume 1, A Checklist of Vertebrates and Selected Invertebrates: Aquatic Mollusks, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals
Edited by Ralph E. Mirarchi
19.95; 212 pages; ISBN 0-8173-5130-2

This is a field guide to all vertebrates and many important invertebrates found within the state. It provides brief descriptions of each species, including scientific and common names, range, habitat, and level of conservation concern.

Color photographs are included for many species.

Alabama Wildlife Volume Two: Imperiled Aquatic Mollusks and Fishes


Volume 2, Imperiled Aquatic Wildlife
$19.95; 256 pages; ISBN 0-8173-5131-0
Edited by Ralph E. Mirarchi, Jeffrey T. Garner, Maurice F. (Scott) Mettee and Patrick E. O’Neil




Volume 3, Imperiled Terrestrial Wildlife
19.95; 228 pages; ISBN 0-8173-5132-9
Edited by Ralph E. Mirarchi, Mark A. Bailey, Thomas M. Haggerty and Troy L. Best

These volumes provide a closer focus on the vertebrates and invertebrates of special interest within the state, many of which are rare and endangered.

Each contains expanded species descriptions that include anatomic features, more detailed habitat and distribution information, and distribution maps.

Together, Volumes 2 and 3 provide a detailed review of at-risk Alabama wildlife. Two color photographs illustrate each species to provide aids to visual identification and range within Alabama.

Entries in these volumes also describe the factors that place each species in danger.



Volume 4, Conservation and Management Recommendations for Imperiled Taxa
$24.95; 221 Pages; ISBN 0-8173-5133-7
Written and edited by Ralph E. Mirarchi, Mark A. Bailey, Jeffrey T. Garner, Thomas M. Haggerty, Troy L. Best, Maurice F. Mettee and Patrick E. O’Neil

This book is divided into three sections:

  • Section 1 contains overall recommendations to state, fed. and private agencies for the species described in Volumes 2 and 3.
  • Section 2 contains recommendations to maintain, restore or manage habitat complexes that contain the diverse and imperiled species found in Volumes 2 and 3.
  • Section 3 contains detailed management descriptions for species in the first two volumes.

Although this book is directed at the professional wildlife researcher involved in the study and protection of endangered populations, it is written so the layperson can understand it and follow the wildlife management recommendations on their private lands.

For additional information call the Wildlife Section at 334-242-3469.