Hardcover - 305 pages
Academic Press Inc.
Poyser Natural History
31 Jul 2002
A magnificently-crafted reference book!
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History of British Mammals by D.W. Yalden
ice retreated from Britain 15,000 years ago, large mammals
including Reindeer, Wild Horses, Mammoths, Moose, Wolves, Brown
Bears, Lynxes, and Wolverines established themselves in Britain. About a quarter of
our mammal species have been introduced in the last 15,000 years. These are largely domestic animals, such as cattle,
sheep, pigs, and humans. This book explores the fate of the extinct species, as well as how, why, and when the introduced species
weaves a rich tale, beginning with the mammals of the last ice age, through to
the extinctions in historical times, and eventually the distribution and
conservation of the mammals we see today. The writing style is chatty and
informal, and is a really enjoyable read. This book has something for
everyone, from someone with an interest in the natural history
of the British Isles, to an academic interested in biogeography or mammalogy.
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