Home and Habitats of Wild Animals
Karl Patterson Schmidt
illustrated by Walter Alois Weber 1934
Just look how beautiful this vintage book is! If I had the heart to tear it up, I would take out and frame some of the pages. (Which would look amazing decorating the walls of the rustic Adirondack summer house I imagine having some day!). It's fun to read, even though it's pretty dated.
"Every country boy who has trapped muskrats to make a fur coat for his mother or to add to his spending money has learned a good deal about the furs with which animals are clothed."
The colors and large size make it a rather nice coffee table book too!
Should you journey to the great Rio Grande, whose name means "River Great" in Spanish, and hunt through the jungle-thick growth of mesquite and persimmon and cactus, you might find a track in soft ground that would be just like the track of a tabby cat in your backyard at home, but so immensely large that you would be much more likely to beat a retreat than to follow it up.