Britain's Mammals: A Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Ireland
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Britain's Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in Britain and Ireland in recent times – including marine mammals, bats and introduced species. It features hundreds of stunning photographs and incorporates invaluable tips and suggestions to help you track down and identify even the most difficult species.
This easy-to-use book provides an introduction to the different types of mammal, and concise species accounts that include details of habitat, daily and yearly activity rhythms, feeding behaviour, sounds, breeding biology and general habits. It also contains descriptions of key field signs – including tracks, scats and nests – that give away the presence of mammals even when they are out of sight. In addition, guidance is provided on ways of studying and observing mammals – including small-mammal trapping, bat detecting and whale watching – as well as mammal conservation and the law and sources of further useful information.
Handy and informative, Britain's Mammals is the ideal companion for anyone interested in watching mammals in Britain and Ireland.
"This is a very good book and the best of what is proving to be an excellent series of field guides." – Mike Toms, British Trust for Ornithology
- ISBN: 9780691156972
- Author(s): John Wiley
- Stock Code: 1156972
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs, Maps
- Pages: 320
- Published: 2017
Easy-to-follow identification guides for budding nature lovers, this handy reference guide for children and adults will help everyone become a nature detective. Introduces 50 of the most common mammals found in Britain today. There are full descriptions of the scientific name, size, food and habitat of each animal.
A comprehensive photoguide to all the common and some of the more unusual animals that any keen naturalist is likely to see in the British countryside.
A colourful and amusing narrative charts the peaks and troughs as the author, his wife and two young children take up the challenge to scour the length and breadth of the British Isles in search of everything from Weasels and Stoats to Edible Dormice, Killer Whales and Wallabies. Colour and b/w illustrations and photographs, 272pp. 2009