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The atlas of European mammals
Mitchell-Jones, A. J. (Anthony J.)
Publication Information:
London : T & AD Poyser : Academic, 1999.
Physical Description:
xi, 484 pages : illustrations, maps. ; 28 cm.
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QL726 .A85 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
QL726 .A85 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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This volume presents maps of 194 species plotted on a 50km UTM grid and entirely based on field observations. Over 93,000 records are mapped with separate symbols for dat collected before or after 1970. Where appropriate, recent extinctions have been taken into account.

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Authoritative and thorough, this work has been for the past ten years a project of the Societas Europaea Mammalogica. Under the supervision of an Editorial Committee, coordinators from each country collected and validated data from specialists in the field. Based entirely on observations, this work presents the most up-to-date information on 194 species found in Europe, including the Baltic states, Kaliningrad, and the Canary, Azores, and Madeira Islands, but excluding the former USSR. Each species account includes information on its distribution, geographic variation, habitat, population status, conservation status, and whether protected under international legal conventions. So much land has been lost to urban and agricultural development in central Western Europe that many species are threatened. Excellent maps show this for a number of mammals. The same grid map, covering all Europe, is used to plot the distribution of each species, giving a quick overview of location and density. The common name of each mammal is given in 33 languages, and a simple, elegant black-and-white drawing of each mammal accompanies every species account. The coordinators for each country give brief accounts of how the data were collected, whether by trapping, netting, using special detecting devices, or relying on studies previously published. An addendum lists coordinators with affiliations and provides an extensive bibliography of sources. Exceptionally well documented and designed, this atlas is easy to use and packed with information. Highly recommended for all academic and large public libraries. R. G. Sabin; Rice University