Mammals of Britain: Their Tracks, Trails and Signs - M. J. (Michael James) Lawrence & R. W. BrownLondon: Blandford Press, 1974, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
2nd, revised, edition, 1st printing, first published 1967. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Diagrams;
From the cover: “This book is intended as a field guide to mammal signs and is based almost entirely on the field work of the authors. This new edition has been brought thoroughly up to date.
The unique approach to field work embodied in this book lies in its systematic key to the tracks, trails, skeletal remains and other signs of mammals which enables the reader to glean information on the mammalian fauna of an area without actual sightings.
The 32 plates in colour, and line drawings, keys and black-and-white photo-graphs, numbering well over 300, are supported by a detailed text and check list to facilitate easy visual identification. All the illustrations of tracks are natural size, allowing direct comparison with field specimens. Chapters 1-4 deal with the orders of mammals while the final chapter, dealing with skeletal remains and their sources (for example, owl pellets), is more specialised, giving an authoritative account which enables confident identification of skulls, etc.
This is an absorbing and quite indispensable guide, providing the most comprehensive work available in this field. The wide range of its information will provide something of interest to the naturalist in whatever part of the country he lives.”