Item Detail

Item Number 4021
Title Little Known Pika, The
Author Orr, Robert T.
Condition VG+/VG+
Publisher Macmillan Publishing Company
Place Published New York
Date Published 1977
Edition 1st Edition
Binding Hardcover; 1st Printing
Notes 1st edition/1st printing. Straight & clean book with light green boards and darker green cloth spine. The spine is lettered in silver. The lower edges are lightly rubbed and one corner is a little bumped. All pages are clean and tight without marks or tears. Dust jacket is price intact, clean and bright. There is light wear to spine edges and a small damp stain on upper back edge near the spine. From dj....Here, for the first time, scientist Robert T. Orr reveals a rare glimpse of one of the smallest and most charming members of the animal kingdom..the pika. They are called rock rabbits, little chief hares and conies. The dustjacket says pikas are related to the rabbit and hare, are seldom seen except by the biologists who study them, were first described in 1769. They evidently range high in mountains from Mongolia to the mountains of western North America. They have a refined community warning system, they're herbivores with an elaborate yet practical system of harvesting plant matter for winter food and nests. This is a study of a community throughout 4 seasons, and tells of its order of social dominance, the food gathering habits of the community, the pika as territorial defender, mating and reproduction patterns, natural associates (marmots, ground squirrels) and natural enemies (weasels, hawks, eagles).; B&W Photographs; 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches; 144 pages
LoC or ISBN 0025939602
Keyword(s) Robert T. Orr,Pica,Animals,Nature,Herbivores
Category(ies) Animals Insects Birds Reptiles
Price $17.00