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Field Guides & Natural History  Mammals  Mammals: General

Collins Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Europe

Field / Identification Guide Out of Print
By: David Macdonald(Author), Priscilla Barrett(Illustrator)
384 pages, 64 colour plates [by Priscilla Barrett], col line illus, maps
Publisher: HarperCollins
Collins Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Europe
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  • Collins Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Europe ISBN: 9780002197793 Hardback Dec 2005 Out of Print #152972
  • Collins Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Europe ISBN: 9780002197793 Hardback Dec 1993 Out of Print #12204
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About this book

Through a combination of detailed text and elaborate full-colour illustrations and line drawings, Collins Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Europe will show how to identify species as quickly and accurately as possible. Not only does it detail the field signs likely to be found – from tracks to droppings, to midden and hollow tree trunks – it also contains all the biological and taxonomic information needed to positively identify each species.

Each entry includes:
- Detailed species descriptions and recognition tips
- Information on colour and form
- Habitat descriptions and information on where and when you're likely to spot the animal
- Species measurements to aid identification and comparison
- Maximum recorded lifespan and details of breeding and behaviour

There is also extensive information which is aimed at giving readers an insight into how the animals live, such as how crested porcupine adults keep their young warm by crushing them between the parents; how many baby seals actually moult while still inside the mother and why the red fox can cause such destruction.

With maps showing range and distribution plus 64 colour plates containing over 600 individual paintings, Collins Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Europe is an indispensable guide for any naturalist wanting to learn about the fascinating world of mammals and study them in the wild.

Customer Reviews

Field / Identification Guide Out of Print
By: David Macdonald(Author), Priscilla Barrett(Illustrator)
384 pages, 64 colour plates [by Priscilla Barrett], col line illus, maps
Publisher: HarperCollins
Media reviews

"an excellent field guide [...] beautifully and lavishly illustrated."
- Times Literary Supplement

"[...]an invaluable book for the amateur naturalist and professional alike"
- British Wildlife Magazine

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