Mammals of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

Mammals of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East


By (author) A. J. Mitchell-Jones, By (author) Francois Moutou, By (author) J. Zima, By (author) Patrick Haffner, By (author) S. Aulagnier, Illustrated by Jean Chevallier

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  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 196mm x 20mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408113996
  • ISBN 13: 9781408113998
  • Illustrations note: Colour artworks, anatomical diagrams and maps
  • Sales rank: 73,468

Product description

Covering over 400 species, this work presents all of the terrestrial mammal species of the Western Palearctic, serving as an excellent guide to the great wealth of fauna in this region. Species accounts are concise and authoritative, giving information on size, distribution, habitat, behaviour, reproduction and feeding. Each account is supported by distribution maps and superb illustrations. The book features over 100 plates, comprising of over 600 colour species artworks. Variation between the sexes is illustrated and anatomical diagrams are provided to assist identification.

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Author information

Stephane Aulagnier is a Professor of Conservation Biology at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse and the Vice-President of the Society for the Study and Protection of Mammals in France.

Review quote

'This book is truly the mammal equivalent of the Collins Bird Guide. All we need is a reptile and amphibian guide for the same region, and we'll have the tetrapods all covered!' Birdwatch (January 2010) 'At last, an authoritative, up-to-date handbook on the region's mammalian fauna. Overall, this is an excellent, useful guide.' BBC Wildlife (January 2010)