This out of print book is the one of the best all around references about mountain lions. Lots of information is presented in an easy to read manner, and there are lots of illustrations. Recommended by me and Dr. John Laundre, Idaho State University. I found my copy by shopping "out of print" bookstores on "the web". ISBN # 0-87358-544-5
...is a good reference because of its rich historical research. The book presents a myriad of detail; however, Danz draws conclusions about cat behavior in the wild based on cats in captivity. Most scientific studies I know of show that the cats are not the solely opportunistic feeders Danz believes them to be; and in some cases, he ignores facts that conflict with his own views so he can overstate the threat cats are to people. Still, a good book overall for the factual information it does present. ISBN # 0-8040-1015-3. Available at Amazon.com among other places.
This is an excellent pocket sized reference that presents how to behave and not to behave in "cat country". Read this BEFORE going into mountain lion country. ISBN 1-56044-583-1. Available at Amazon.com among other places.
This book is a compilation of Harley's experiences, thoughts, and philosophies as a mountain lion researcher and a long time employee of Arizona Fish and Game. Very vivid in its descriptions of mountain lion hunts, and very accurate. A must read for anyone wishing to understand the dynamics involved in mountain lion issues, and anyone who wants to know what hunting for mountain lions is like. ISBN 1-55566-053-3. Published by Johnson Books.
Reading like a novel, this books takes you through the cougar's history from the perspective of how we and it have impacted each other. Chris traveled the country to write this book, and she did a good job. Though not chuck full of facts, it still presents enough science to keep someone wanting to learn about cougar biology interested, but her focus is on politics and folk history more than science; and most interesting to me were her perceptions about the impact of both on the mountain lion in Texas. She was "right on"! This is a good book if you want to see the animal from a more personal and human perspective. It can be bought at Amazon.com among other places. ISBN 0-8117-1044-0. Published by Stackpole Books.remain so in every