From tHe publishers blurb - 'James Fairley's fascinating and authoritative bestseller on the mammals of Ireland ( 1975) is reprinted ( 1984) with illustrations by Raymond Piper. This edition was extensively updated with substantial fresh material , including a new chapter on shrews. This book describes all Ireland's wild mammals - foxes , otters, badgers, stoats, bats, mice and many more. It also provides detailed information on their predators and parasites, and introduces the reader , in simplfied terms, to wildlife research techniques'
His lively and enthusiastic writing, enriched by much personal observation, anecdote , history and folklore, will appeal to both the interested amateur and naturalist.
Dr Fairley , Belfast born, was lecturer in Zooology in UCG, and was regarded as a leading authority on Irish Wildlife.
Tanning ( heavy) to page block, some foxing ( !) binding tight, internally unmarked.
paperback, 334 pages, illustrated througout with B7w drawings and line illustrations.