To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
 
 
United States
£ GBP
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Mammals: General

All the Mammals of the World

Flora / Fauna
By: Toni Llobet François(Illustrator), Ilian Velikov(Illustrator), Lluís Sogorb Mallebrera(Illustrator), Faansie Peacock(Illustrator), Francesc Jutglar(Illustrator), Àlex Mascarell Llosa(Illustrator), Blanca Martí de Ahumada(Illustrator), Jesús Rodríguez-Osorio Martín(Illustrator), Ara Monadjem(Foreword By), Connor J Burgin(Introduction By)
799 pages, 7349 colour illustrations, 6459 colour distribution maps
Publisher: Lynx Edicions
NHBS
The ultimate abridged version of Lynx's 9-volume Handbook of the Mammals of the World, featuring 7300+ illustrations and 6400+ distribution maps.
All the Mammals of the World
Click to have a closer look
Average customer review
  • All the Mammals of the World ISBN: 9788416728664 Hardback Jul 2023 In stock
    £79.99
    #261235
Price: £79.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles Recommended titles
Images Additional images
All the Mammals of the WorldAll the Mammals of the WorldAll the Mammals of the WorldAll the Mammals of the WorldAll the Mammals of the World

About this book

Dimensions: 24 × 31 cm

Pages: 800

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

 

For the first time ever, you can contemplate all the mammals of the World together in a single easy-to-use, fully illustrated volume. Created for a broad public, from wildlife enthusiasts to expert mammalogists, researchers, conservationists, and anyone interested in the spectacular diversity of mammals, this book has something for everyone.

- Presents 6581 species in total, including 6459 extant wild species, 19 domestic species and 103 extinct species.
- 7349 illustrations covering all species as well as sexual dimorphism, morphs and some distinctive subspecies.
- Relevant measurements for length and mass provided when available, as well additional data for groups where important.
- 6459 distribution maps, with written summary and notes on altitudinal ranges.
- All 2834 one-country endemic species marked.
- Species common names provided in English, French, German and Spanish, as well as scientific names.
- The IUCN Red List category of extinction risk is given for each species to highlight the importance of study and conservation.
- Taxonomic summary of the number of subspecies for each taxon.
- Appendix listing all taxonomic changes from the Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of the World to the present, including 107 newly described species and 106 split species, and explaining the most important cases.
- More than 100 species known to have become extinct since the year 1500 are presented separately in their own appendix.
- Summary of recognized domestic species is provided in a separate appendix.
- A 37-page world atlas of colour reference maps, with relevant details of interest to mammal enthusiasts and professionals.
- The easiest and most enjoyable way to browse through all the mammals of the world.

All the Mammals of the World has two clear antecedents, with which it shares many of its goals, especially that of spreading and promoting interest in mammals and wildlife worldwide: the Handbook of the Mammals of the World series in 9 volumes, the first printed work to include all the mammals of the world; and the Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of the World in two volumes, which provides a taxonomic review of the previous publication. All the Mammals of the World in a single volume aims to bring the extraordinary richness and diversity of the world’s mammals closer to a wider audience.

Contents

Foreword / Ara Monadjem   15
Introduction / Connor J. Burgin   17

Class Mammalia   29

Appendix 1: Extinct species   697
Appendix 2: Domestic species   711
Appendix 3: Taxonomic changes and controversies in mammalogy / Connor J. Burgin   715
Appendix 4: Country codes   725
Appendix 5: Reference maps   729
Appendix 6: One-country endemics   767
Index   769

Customer Reviews (1)

  • A landmark publication for mammals, useful reference for mammals watchers
    By Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne 8 Oct 2023 Written for Hardback
    This book marks another significant milestone in natural history publishing. For the first time ever, within the covers of a single book, one has good-quality illustrations with a distribution map of all the known species of extant wild mammals. At the time of publication, this numbers 6,459 species in all, a number which will keep growing. The book includes 103 extinct species and 19 domestic species, covering 6,581 species in total. The material in the book is mind-boggling with 7,439 illustrations covering sexual dimorphism and distinctive subspecies and morphs and 6,459 distribution maps.

    I cannot help feeling a ripple of excitement when I thumb through All the Mammals of the World (AMW). It is a special book and a world first. Wow, all the mammals of the world as it says on the tin. In addition to natural history books, I also enjoy popular science books on physics and astronomy. At the time of writing, the mainstream TV news has been covering exciting developments in scientists bottling anti-matter in terrestrial experiments and a renaissance in lunar and space exploration. In a way, it is disquieting that the first really decent effort to contain the most popular group of animals, the mammals, within the pages of a single book, has happened only now. Furthermore, it is notable that this is not from a government agency with a multi-million dollar budget, but from a relatively small and specialist publisher in Barcelona. The story of Lynx Nature Books (descended from Lynx Edicions) is a ‘made for a movie’ story in itself of a small, heroic band of people who have had a global impact by bringing together science and the popular appetite for natural history books on a commercially viable business model. In a wider context, this book is a remarkable achievement, not just in natural history publishing, but in the human story of how we catalogue what we have on this precious and imperilled planet. As has often been said, it is hard to conserve without first naming and illustrating what we have and understanding their distributions. Books such as this become a part of the conservation toolkit.

    I don’t expect the average person to get excited with the artwork on the rats and mice. However, many of the plates, at least of the larger and more distinctive mammals, have a certain aesthetic appeal, especially if you are pre-disposed towards natural history illustrations or mammals. It is a pleasurable exercise to thumb through the book at random and see the colourful and wonderful diversity of mammals. One cannot but help daydream of the exciting mammal-watching expeditions one can indulge in, oh if only one had the time and money. Or to reminisce on past field trips and to check if a mammal you have seen before has now been split into a new species.

    This book is the culmination and only possible as a result of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World (HMW) series which in 9 volumes was published in the ten years between 2009 and 2019. Some of the thunder for this book was stolen by the two-volume Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of the World, with Volume 1 (631 pages) and Volume 2 (535 pages) totalling 1,166 pages. AMW has the same shape 24 × 31 cm as the HMW and weighs in at a hefty 4.6 kg. This is not a book you will be taking around in the day pack, but probably one that will be consulted regularly if you are one of the fortunate people who can indulge in a lot of wildlife-centric travel.

    The new single-volume book at 799 pages means it is 367 pages less compared to the Illustrated Checklists. So, something has had to give way. The loss of information is largely in the taxonomy notes being removed, to make the new single volume slimmer and also more appealing to a wider audience. This is a sensible compromise as readers who are interested in taxonomic references such as those in academia and those who write and photograph field guides like me can consult the earlier work or look up papers online. However, the new book is not a simple reduction of the Illustrated Checklists. Firstly, the taxonomy has been updated. Secondly, the book contains 107 newly described species and 106 split species. Thirdly, it has 37 pages of world atlas maps, a feature seen in other Lynx books. I like the atlas pages as they are useful to use in conjunction with the postage stamp-sized, species distribution maps. The references have been severely pared back, but again this is not a huge loss given the more populist audience that is being targeted.

    The front sections (pages 1 to 30) and end sections (pages 697 to 799) are not small totalling 130 pages, but are less than a fifth of the book with the bulk of the book being devoted to the species accounts. The species accounts are largely pictorially driven and follow a standard structure with each species having its English common name and Latin name being given prominence with names in French, German and Spanish also provided. The IUCN conservation status is provided as well as key measurements on length and weight and whether a species is monotypic or has distinct subspecies. The distribution map, often supplemented with abbreviated text, is probably the most useful piece of information to most mammal enthusiasts. A picture is worth a thousand words and the maps which show the worldwide distribution of a species make it very easy to see if a species is confined to a country, continent or island. It also makes it easier to unravel some of the recent taxonomic splits. However, as in the HMW series, the distribution of subspecies is not marked on the maps. I suspect this is because this would have been too great an undertaking given how volatile subspecies classifications are with ongoing molecular work.

    Post-COVID-19, I have visited West Africa and East Africa. For various reasons, most mammal field guides are quite dated at the time of writing and I found this book quite useful to quickly get a handle on the current taxonomic treatment of species. Even with larger mammals such as the Vervet Monkeys (genus Chlorocebus) and Red Colobus Monkeys (genus Piliocolobus) this book was a useful reference to be exactly sure of what I had photographed.

    Outside of rodents such as rats and mice, and other smaller mammals such as the bats, many of the other mammals if seen in the field can often be narrowed down to species level using the illustrations and the distribution maps. An electronic version that can be viewed on a phone app would be a handy product extension given that the book itself is too heavy to be taken around. If you already have the nine-volume Handbook of the Mammals of the World and the two-volume Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of the World, do you still need this book? I suspect most mammal enthusiasts would want to complete the collection of titles as there is no knowing when another single compendium will supersede this remarkable book.
    13 of 14 found this helpful - Was this helpful to you? Yes No
Flora / Fauna
By: Toni Llobet François(Illustrator), Ilian Velikov(Illustrator), Lluís Sogorb Mallebrera(Illustrator), Faansie Peacock(Illustrator), Francesc Jutglar(Illustrator), Àlex Mascarell Llosa(Illustrator), Blanca Martí de Ahumada(Illustrator), Jesús Rodríguez-Osorio Martín(Illustrator), Ara Monadjem(Foreword By), Connor J Burgin(Introduction By)
799 pages, 7349 colour illustrations, 6459 colour distribution maps
Publisher: Lynx Edicions
NHBS
The ultimate abridged version of Lynx's 9-volume Handbook of the Mammals of the World, featuring 7300+ illustrations and 6400+ distribution maps.
Current promotions
Field Guide SaleNHBS Moth TrapNew and Forthcoming BooksBuyers Guides