Bunichi General Publishing Co., Ltd. Footprints, food marks, feces, nests, beast paths … A book that understands wild animals that can be observed in familiar fields Field Sign Observation Guide for Mammals Expanded and Revised Edition Released

Bunichi General Publishing Co., Ltd.
Footprints, food marks, dung, nests, path of beasts… A book that shows wild animals that can be observed in familiar fields [Field Sign Observation Guide for Mammals, Enlarged and Revised Edition] Released!!
We introduced 35 species of wild animals that can be observed in Satoyama in Japan.

Bunichi Sogo Publishing Co., Ltd. (Shinjuku, Tokyo / President and CEO Hiroshi Saito) announced the [Field Sign Observation Guide for Mammals Expanded and Revised Edition] price of 2,200 yen (main unit 2,000 yen + 10% tax) on January 20, 2023 ( was released on Friday).
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Raccoons, foxes, flying squirrels… Field signs such as footprints left by wild animals living in Japanese forests and satoyama, food trails, droppings, and animal trails. We take up 35 species of wild animals that can be observed in familiar fields and introduce various field signs. Learn how to read field signs and how to find the owner. What is a field sign?
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“Field signs” are left by wild animals,
・ bite marks
・ Nest
Such as “life marks”.
By observing these field signs, you can read what wild animals were doing. One of the field signs is the footprints of wild animals found in the snowfields during the winter season.
Features of this book
– 35 species of wild animals that can be observed in familiar fields were picked up.
・Introduced basic information such as size, weight, distribution, and habitat environment for each species.
・For each species, various field signs such as footprints, walking patterns, food marks, droppings, nests, and animal trails are posted. ・Since many photographs of footprints left in the actual field are posted, it can be used to identify mammals.
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・Photos of the soles of most of the listed species are posted, so you can imagine how the footprints are made.
・By superimposing wild animal illustrations on field sign photos, you can relive how you acted in the actual field on paper.
・Regarding feces, which is one of the field signs, we have included not only visual information but also information on odors that are effective in distinguishing species.
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・Introduced in detail how to enjoy fieldwork (field survey / field survey), points to note, how to keep records, and how to shoot. ・Fieldwork, in which children can enjoy making inferences based on their observations, is ideal for environmental education. It is very useful as a teaching material.
Major changes between the previous edition and the revised and enlarged edition (1) Was it really alive?! Includes the latest information on the Japanese river otter.
(2) Added field signs and ecological photos of Tsushima leopard cats. (3) Added valuable ecological photographs and new facts of giant flying squirrels and flying squirrels.
table of contents
What is Field Sign?
before fieldwork
Where to find field signs
various field signs
If you find a field sign
Bouncing, small, hard to find
About the author
Written and illustrated by: Satoshi Kumagai
Born in Miyagi prefecture in 1954. Learning cartoonist. While holding Satoyama animal observation events and lectures, he continues to pursue Japanese river otters. Japanese wildlife observation
instructor. His publications include “Introduction to Animal Footprint Studies” (Gijutsu Hyoronsha) and “Experience Familiarly! Japanese Wildlife Series” “Will Chimpanzees Become Humans Someday? (Kaiseisha), etc. This is the 178th book.
Photography and writing: Mamoru Yasuda
Born in Kyoto in 1963. Life photographer. Based in Inadani, Shinshu, he photographs a wide range of living things and nature, with a focus on insects that inhabit the satoyama environment. His publications include Collecting and Enjoying Insect Collection (Yamato Keikokusha), Caterpillar Handbook (Bunichi General Publishing), and School of Bones (Kintamasha, co-author).
Editing and writing: Koushi Abe
Born in Tokyo in 1974. Freelance writer and editor. After working as a lecturer at a vocational school related to natural biology, he is currently mainly involved in the natural environment, biology in general, and books for children, while also conducting eco tours and nature observation meetings.
Product specifications
Book Title: Field Sign Observation Guide for Mammals Enlarged and Revised Edition
Author: Satoshi Kumagai / Author: Mamoru Yasuda / Photo: Hiroshi Abe / Editing Date of issue: 00/00/2023
Bookstore release date: January 20, 2023
List price: 2,200 yen (main unit 2,000 yen + 10% tax)
ISBN13: 978-4-8299-7244-1
Format: A5 size
Number of pages: 152 pages
Publisher: Bunichi General Publishing (Shinjuku, Tokyo)
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