James Halfpenny

James Halfpenny

About James Halfpenny

Jim is an author, scientist, educator whose interest in COLD (altitudinal, latitudinal, and seasonal) has taken him to all seven continents and Greenland. Jim’s specialities include environmental ecology, animal tracking, and carnivores; his greatest academic love, bears, led to 20 years studying black, grizzly and polar bears. He also works with wolverine, lynx, cougar and wolves. Jim has written over 25 books and videos including his latest, Yellowstone Bears in the Wild and Track Plates for Mammals. He led the American East Greenland expeditions in 1975 and 1976 and is a Fellow of the Explorer’s Club and received the Antarctic Service medal. Currently Jim is President of A Naturalist’s World, an ecological education company. A past Research Fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Jim was Director of the Mountain Research Station and the Long-Term Ecological Research program in the Alpine. He is listed in Who's Who in the World 1989-1993, Who's Who in Emerging Leaders 1989-1996, Who's Who in Western America 1987-1997 and Who’s Who In Science. A Vietnam veteran, Jim received the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat "V" and Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm. Jim received his Ph.D. in 1980 in Biology, Ecology, & Mammalogy from the University of Colorado. His B.S. in 1969 and M.S. in 1970 both in Botany & Ecology from the University of Wyoming. At the University of Wyoming, Jim was on the President's Academic HonorJim received his Ph.D. in 1980 in Biology, Ecology, & Mammalogy from the University of Colorado. His B.S. in 1969 and M.S. in 1970 both in Botany & Ecology from the University of Wyoming. At the University of Wyoming, Jim was on the President's Academic Honor Roll, University of Wyoming and a four-year letterman in diving, swimming and water polo.

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Tracks, Scats & Signs of the Dakotas

Author: James Halfpenny

ISBN: 978-1-943334-71-1

“CoverThe wild mammals of the Dakotas are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range from river valleys, to grasslands to forested hill tops. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification.

Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

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Mammals of the Ohio River Valley

Author: James Halfpenny

ISBN: 978-1-943334-73-5

“CoverThe wild mammals of the Ohio River Valley are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range across open grasslands, to river valleys to hill tops. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification.

Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

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Mammals of the Great Plains

Author: James Halfpenny

ISBN: 978-1-943334-72-8

“CoverThe wild mammals of the Great Plains are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range from grasslands to wooded forests of Nebraska. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification.

Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

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Mammals of the Pacific Northwest

Author: James Halfpenny

ISBN: 978-1-936913-60-2

“CoverThe wild mammals of the Pacific Northwest are often elusive and difficult to locate. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.

Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the Pacific Northwest along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification. Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.

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Mammals of the Rocky Mountains

Author: James Halfpenny

ISBN: 978-1-936913-10-7

“CoverHow do you know wildlife is there if you don’t see it? This laminated, pocket-sized guide is an excellent resource for interpreting the signs and clues left behind by Rocky Mountain wildlife. This guides uses color photos of some common and elusive Rocky Mountain mammals,reptiles, birds, and amphibian species and their key identifiers – tracks, scats, or signs. Common and scientific names and education tips are included.

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