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A comprehensive photographic field guide to the mammals of Great Britain and Ireland

Britain’s Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in the wild in Great Britain and Ireland in recent times—including marine mammals, bats and introduced species that have bred. The book features 500 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. Concise species accounts focus on identification, and include up-to-date information on sounds, habitat, food, habits, breeding behaviour, and population and status, as well as descriptions of key field signs—including tracks, droppings and nests—that give away the presence of mammals even when they are out of sight. Guidance is also provided on ways of studying and observing mammals—including small-mammal trapping, bat detecting and whale watching. In addition, the book contains sections on mammal conservation, legislation and further sources of useful information. Handy and informative, this guide is the ideal companion for anyone interested in watching mammals in Great Britain and Ireland.

  • Comprehensive coverage of all 126 mammal species recorded
  • 500 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features
  • Up-to-date distribution maps
  • Detailed illustrations of tracks, dentition and other identification features
  • Helpful tips for identifying tracks and other signs you may encounter
  • Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations
  • Advice on finding and watching mammals

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. Foreword
  2. p. 7
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. 8
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  1. The biology and life-cycle of mammals
  2. pp. 9-11
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  1. The history of Britain's and Ireland's mammals
  2. pp. 12-15
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  1. Mammals - explaining the names and classification
  2. pp. 16-17
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  1. Britain's and Ireland's mammals - an overview
  2. pp. 18-25
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  1. Watching mammals
  2. pp. 26-52
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  1. The Species Accounts
  1. Terrestrial Mammals
  1. Squirrels and dormice
  2. pp. 53-64
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  1. Small mammals (voles, mice and shrews), rats and beavers
  2. pp. 65-109
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  1. Moles
  2. pp. 110-111
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  1. Hedgehogs
  2. pp. 112-115
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  1. Rabbit and hares
  2. pp. 116-127
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  1. Bats
  2. pp. 128-195
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  1. Terrestrial carnivores
  2. pp. 196-225
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  1. Pigs
  2. pp. 226-227
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  1. Deer
  2. pp. 228-250
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  1. Semi-Domesticated Introductions
  2. pp. 251-260
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  1. Marsupials
  2. p. 261
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  1. Introduced ephemerals
  2. pp. 262-267
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  1. Marine Mammals
  1. Seals and Walrus
  2. pp. 270-279
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  1. Cetaceans
  2. pp. 280-310
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  1. Status and legislation
  2. pp. 311-316
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  1. Further reading and sources of useful information
  2. pp. 317-319
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  1. Acknowledgements and photographic/artwork credits
  2. pp. 320-324
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  1. Index of English and scientific names
  2. pp. 325-328
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780691224862
Related ISBN
9780691224718
MARC Record
OCLC
1263872578
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2021-09-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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