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Description - The Atlas of European Mammals by Tony Mitchell-Jones

As the threats to wildlife of all kinds continue to increase, precise, timely information on species distribution becomes more and more important. Until now, there has been no current integrated reference to the distribution of mammals in Europe. The Atlas of European Mammals is the first project of the Societas Europaea Mammalogia (SEM), founded in Paris in 1988, and is the result of more than 10 years work by specialists throughout Europe. Under the supervision of an editorial committee, coordinators have collected and validated distribution data for every European country using an agreed species list and a standard mapping system. This landmark volume presents maps of 194 species plotted on a 50 km UTM grid and based entirely on field observations. Over 93,000 records are mapped with separate symbols for data collected before or after 1970. Where appropriate, recent extinctions have been taken into account so that these maps represent the most up-to-date picture possible of the distribution of each species in Europe. Specialist authors have complemented the maps with a brief overview of each species, including details of distribution, habitat and population status. As well as the maps and species accounts, The Atlas of European Mammals also contains a complete species list for the whole European biogeographic region, with details of the international legal and conservation status of each species and their common names in 33 European languages. The Atlas thus represents a unique and essential reference source for scientists, conservationists, policy makers, and the interested amateur alike. Features: * Based on the very best and latest survey data * The first and only Europe-wide map of mammal distribution * Up-to-date information on the legal and conservation status of all 194 mammals found in Europe * An essential reference written by specialist authors from all over Europe

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780856611308
ISBN-10: 0856611301
Format: Hardback
(276mm x 226mm x mm)
Pages: 520
Imprint: Poyser
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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