'Otters' by Paul Chanin
A new book on otters has been published this month. Paul Chanin completely revised his original monograph for this new special edition which includes the results of recent research studies and what is now known about the causes of the decline and eventual recovery of this charming – and still very elusive – mammal.
This attractively produced hardback is illustrated throughout by renowned wildlife artist Guy Troughton and also features a gallery of stunning photographs taken by Laurie Campbell of otters in their natural environment.
About the Author
Paul has been a member of the Mammal Society since he was a teenager in the 60s and actively involved since the AGM held in Exeter in 1974 – about the time he began to study otters. After 24 years as a lecturer at Exeter University (in the adult education department) he now works as an ecological consultant, specialising in mammals. This enables him to spend more time in the field looking for otter signs and less time writing or talking about them. Despite this he has only twice seen wild otters in England in the last 30 years – rather more than that in Scotland. He was vice chair of the Society from 2004-10 and is looking forward to the AGM returning to Exeter – 39 years on!
Otters, Volume 2 in The British Natural History Collection, (published by Whittet Books) RRP £14.99. ISBN: 978-1-873580-84-4. To order direct from the publisher please visit www.booksystemsplus.com. The book is also available from most bookshops and internet booksellers.