Describes almost all the mammals, birds, fish and butterflies of Ireland likely to be encountered by the amateur naturalist, as well as all the common and widespread flowers, trees and shrubs. Every species is described by colour photographs and the Introduction by Ireland's best known wildlife expert, Derek Mooney, describes the best locations. Reptiles and amphibians, insects and spiders, molluscs and other invertebrates are also featured, and species are organised taxonomically. Each section is coded with a symbol for quick reference and species are grouped according to natural relationships and similarities.
Reissue: first published in 2004.
Paul Sterry has co-authored Complete North American Wildlife and is currently writing Complete British Birds. He owns the photo-library, Nature Photographers.
Derek Mooney is Ireland's best known media wildlife expert. His RTE radio show, Mooney Goes Wild has nearly 300 000 listeners (see www.rte.ie/mooneygoeswild), and he also presents Ireland's second most popular TV show, The Winning Streak, attracting viewers of 776 000 every week. He has just signed a three year contract with the BBC, and will be presenting Cabin Fever, which starts in June for two months.