Mammals in the British Isles looks at the influences on their numbers and distribution, both now and in the past, examines aspects of their biology with emphasis on function and physiology, and concludes with an account of relationships with man. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
This new book by Dr Harrison Matthews will be warmly welcomed by all those for whom his British Mammals, in this series, was a standard work for nearly 30 years. In recent years our understanding of the British species has expanded greatly. This new volume offers a synthesis of modern knowledge derived from living animals studied in the field and covering all facets of mammalian life in the British Isles. It will be as important to a new generation of naturalists as the previous book was to an older one.
The book is full of fascinating detail - of the shrews which scream in defence of territory to avoid fighting; of young rats that play to learn while adult otters play for fun; of vole 'plague' populations which crash as a result of stress; of monogamy and parental care of the dog fox - but it also paints a broader picture of interdependence, conservation and the part played by man.
As much a part of nature as any other member of the fauna, it is man who has created the character of the environment - by clearing, draining, building and developing agriculture - and made available the wide variety of habitats occupied by indigenous, introduced and feral populations.
Dr Harrison Matthews gives a general account of British mammals and the things influencing their numbers and distribution both now and in the past, examines aspects of their biology with emphasis on function and physiology, and concludes with an account of relationships with man and the measures he has taken for their control and conservation.
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‘Harrison Matthews fulfils a promise to write a new and different book from the one he wrote 30 years ago . . . Throughout he has brought in the results of knowledge that has been accumulating during those three decades.’
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002823782
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1983. Book Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. With usual stamps and markings, In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # 6254394
Book Description Collins, London, Collins, The New Naturalist No. 68, 1982., 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. HARDBACK original green cloth with gilt lettering on spine pictorial dust-jacket in protective clear wrapper - not price-clipped pages: 207 plates 16 147mm x 215mm (5.75 x 8.5") head and tail very lightly bumped light mark on front cover otherwise very fine. Bookseller Inventory # 11828
Book Description London Collins, 1982. Hardcover with dustjacket,First Edition,207 pages.The Natural History of British mammals from shrews to foxes their distribution and their populations.Fine in a near Fine dustjacket with very slight fade to the spine. No inscriptions and not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 27123
Book Description 1982 Collins, 1982. Hardback. 1982 1st edition, fine. Dust jacket fine, not price clipped, publisher's plastic overlay. Bookseller Inventory # N68E
Book Description 1982 Collins, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1982 1st edition, fine. Dust jacket fine, not price clipped, publisher's plastic overlay. Bookseller Inventory # N68F
Book Description Collins, 1982. 1st edition New Naturalist and near fine in a near fine price clipped dw. No marks. Bookseller Inventory # 37777
Book Description 1982 Collins, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1982 1st edition, fine. Dust jacket near fine, not price clipped, publisher's plastic overlay a little snagged on rear panel. Bookseller Inventory # N68B
Book Description Collins, London, 1982 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1982. 8vo. pp 207, plates. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered gilt at the spine. New naturalist; 68. Illustrated throughout. Jacket design by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis. ISBN: 0002197383 Slightly bumped at lower spine, otherwise near fine in near fine dust jacket; very faintly rubbed at lower spine. No inscriptions, not price-clipped. Excellent condition. Bookseller Inventory # C15928
Book Description Collins, London, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st. A fine copy of New Naturalist No. 68. Pp. 207, b/w photographs, maps and diagrams. Dust jacket very good with a little fading to the spine, minimal wear, not price clipped, still in publisher's plastic "Duraseal" protector, which is slightly scuffed. Green buckram boards fine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions or other marks, paper crisp, appears unread. A near fine copy. (Bibliographical note - the red-brown colour of the dust jacket is prone to fading and more often than not the Weasel's head on the spine is faded to a lesser or greater extent) Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 015947