Series: Britain's Wildlife
328 pages, 500 colour photos, colour distribution maps
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. Britain's Mammals 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
"An outstanding example of what a modern field guide can and should be [...] This is a must-have volume for any field biologist [...] 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
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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).