The History of British Mammals (Poyser Natural History) by Derek Yalden,Priscilla Barrett

By Derek Yalden,Priscilla Barrett

As ice retreated from Britain 15,000 years in the past, a number of huge mammals together with reindeer, wild horses, wooly mammoths, moose, wolves, brown bears, lynxes and wolverines demonstrated itself in Britain. the most important surviving wild land mammal this day, the crimson deer, the biggest modern land carnivore, the badger and one other sixty five or so extant wild mammals incorporated a couple of area of the wild mammals which have been brought within the final 15,000 years. The modern fauna, although, is basically ruled by way of household animals, resembling livestock, sheep, pigs and people. This publication explores the destiny of the big extinct species, in addition to how, why, and whilst the brought species appeared.

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