Britain's Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in the wild in Britain and Ireland in recent times—including marine mammals, bats and introduced species that have bred. The book 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. 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. 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, legislation and further sources of useful information. Handy and informative, this guide is the ideal companion for anyone interested in watching mammals in Britain and Ireland.
- Comprehensive coverage of every mammal recorded in Britain and Ireland
- 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 find in the field
- Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations
- Advice on finding and watching mammals
Dominic Couzens is one of Britain's best-known wildlife writers. His work appears in numerous magazines, including BBC Wildlife and BBC Countryfile, and his books include Secret Lives of Garden Wildlife. Andy Swash is an ecologist, a wildlife photographer and the managing director of WILDGuides. Robert Still, the cofounder of WILDGuides, is an ecologist and graphic artist and has designed more than thirty of its titles. Jon Dunn lives in Shetland, UK, working there and abroad as a wildlife tour guide and writer. His books include Britain's Sea Mammals (WILDGuides).
"[A]n excellent series of field guides."--Mike Toms, British Trust for Ornithology
"The WILDGuides are rapidly becoming the definitive format for UK field guides. . . . Their clear, concise and comprehensive format has set a new bar in the field guide arena."--Peter Smithers, Antenna: Journal of the Royal Entomological Society
"This lavishly illustrated guide crams in a huge amount of information in an accessible format. The stunning photos capture the charisma of our mammal species as well as key identification features and are likely to entice readers out into the field in order to try to catch a glimpse of these often elusive animals. . . . An invaluable guide to take out into the field and also a pleasure to peruse at home."--Philip Briggs, Bat Conservation Trust
"The winning WILDGuide formula continues throughout this wide‐ranging and attractively designed field guide that follows in the major footsteps of Britain’s Birds. . . . Britain’s Mammals is a book for simple enjoyment as well as for learning and I heartily recommend it."--Phil Slade, Another Bird Blog
"Watching mammals is always a thrill and this new book will help. . . . The team at WILDGuides have produced another excellent field guide, hot on the heels of Britain's Birds, with Britain's Mammals well worth a place on your bookshelf or in your rucksack as you head out to explore the countryside."--The Biggest Twitch
"This book should hardly hit the book case and be in constant use."--John Miles, Chick Books
"This book held the attention of my 6-year-old grandson for every one of its 320+ pages and I was very impressed with it too. It is now my go-to field guide for anything and everything I could ever want to know about British and Irish mammals. I have no hesitation in recommending as an excellent addition to any naturalist’s library."--Mike King, Gloster Birder
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