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Late Pleistocene And Early Holocene Small Mammals In South West Britain

Author : Catherine R. Price
ISBN : UOM:39015052313601
Genre : Social Science
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Price's thesis examines small mammal remains from twelve cave sites in south west England and Wales. This evidence is related to each cave's archaeological evidence in order to determine the impact of humans on depositional processes in caves as well as on the wider environment outside the cave. This is a specialist study with much of the data presented in diagrams, tables and distribution maps. The sites, located in south Devon, the Mendips, Wye Valley and south Wales, include Three Holes Cave, King Arthur's Cave, Merlin's Cave and Symond's Yat East Cave.
Category: Social Science

Britain S Sea Mammals

Author : Jon Dunn
ISBN : 9781400844968
Genre : Nature
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Britain's Sea Mammals is the essential field guide to all the sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain. The book features more than 100 stunning photographs and close to 40 detailed and beautiful illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying special attention to the 14 species most readily seen and most likely to be encountered. Factoring in behavior and locations, introductory chapters look at sea mammal biology and ecology, and how, when, and where these creatures can be spotted. Species accounts highlight key identification characteristics and include information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution. Handy and informative, Britain's Sea Mammals is the ideal guide to sea mammal watching in the United Kingdom. The only guide that focuses on the 34 species of sea mammal recorded in Britain, particularly the 14 most readily seen species More than 100 photos and almost 40 illustrations highlight species, their behavior, and locations Introductory chapters explore how, when, and where to look for sea mammals Species accounts highlight key identification features, including information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution
Category: Nature

Britain S Mammals

Author : Dominic Couzens
ISBN : 9780691156972
Genre : Nature
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Britain's Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in the wild in Britain and Ireland in recent times—including marine mammals, bats and introduced species that have bred. The book 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. Concise species accounts focus on identification and include up-to-date information on sounds, habitat, food, habits, breeding behaviour and population and status, as well as descriptions of key field signs—including tracks, droppings 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, legislation and further sources of useful information. Handy and informative, this guide is the ideal companion for anyone interested in watching mammals in Britain and Ireland. Comprehensive coverage of every mammal recorded in Britain and Ireland 500 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features Up-to-date distribution maps Detailed illustrations of tracks, dentition and other identification features Helpful tips for identifying tracks and other signs you may find in the field Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations Advice on finding and watching mammals
Category: Nature

A Review Of British Mammals

Author : Stephen Harris
ISBN : UOM:39015038406974
Genre : Mammal populations
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Mesozoic And Tertiary Fossil Mammals And Birds Of Great Britain

Author : Michael J. Benton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026598792
Genre : Birds, Fossil
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Fossils are a key part of our natural heritage and a major scientific, educational and cultural resource. Mesozoic and Tertiary Fossil Mammals and Birds of Great Britain is the first volume of the GCR series dealing with mammal and bird fossils. Fossil mammals and birds have been found at many hundreds of localities in Britain, and there is a long history of collection and study, dating back to the earliest days of palaeontology. Many British specimens have been pivotal in major developments in the history of the sciences of palaeontology, comparative anatomy and evolution. British fossil mammal sites range through virtually the entire record of the group, from late Triassic (210 million years ago) to the present day. This volume of the GCR Series contains a description of around 30 representative sites, selected for the GCR for the Mesozoic-Tertiary part of the history of these vertebrates. The volume is a companion to the 'Pleistocene Mammals' GCR volume. The geology of each site is described along with the fauna, an interpretation and a comparison with other sites. The book allows, for the first time, the importance of British fossil mammals and birds to be fully appreciated.
Category: Birds, Fossil

Wildlife Conservation On Farmland

Author : David W. Macdonald
ISBN : 9780191066269
Genre : Science
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Using more than 30 years research from the author team at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), this volume reveals how agricultural systems and wildlife interact, presenting examples from scales varying from landscape to microcosm, from populations to individuals, covering plants, invertebrates, birds, and mammals. It demonstrates the essential ecosystem services provided by agricultural land, and discusses the implications of agricultural development for natural habitats and biodiversity.
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The History Of British Mammals

Author : Derek Yalden
ISBN : 9781408128718
Genre : Science
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As ice retreated from Britain 15,000 years ago, a host of large mammals including reindeer, wild horses, wooly mammoths, moose, wolves, brown bears, lynxes and wolverines established itself in Britain. The largest surviving wild land mammal today, the red deer, the largest contemporary land carnivore, the badger and another 65 or so extant wild mammals included about a quarter of the wild mammals that have been introduced in the last 15,000 years. The contemporary fauna, however, is largely dominated by domestic animals, such as cattle, sheep, pigs and humans. This book explores the fate of the large extinct species, as well as how, why, and when the introduced species appeared.
Category: Science