At the recently concluded BirdFair, should you have popped in at the Princeton University Press stand you would have noticed two new additions to the Britain’s Wildlife series prominently featured: Britain’s Spiders and Britain’s Mammals. While the spider guide has yet to reach my desk, a copy of the one for mammals appeared just this past week.

Written by Dominic Couzens, Andy Swash, Robert Still, and Jon Dunn, Britain’s Mammals: A Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Ireland employs over five-hundred color photographs, detailed illustrations, and a wealth of maps to provide its readers with complete coverage of every mammal recorded in Britain and Ireland.

While I haven’t yet had the opportunity to give it a thorough look-through, knowing the work previously produced by its authors as well as the quality of those books published under the WILDGuides imprint (not to mention the well-known high standards of Princeton University Press itself), I have no doubt that this is the book that naturalists going afield in in the region will carry in their rucksacks for many years to come.