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Otters by Colin Baxter Photography Ltd

Widely known for their playful charm, otters are also stealthy predators, specially adept at catching prey in the water. Bobby Tulloch shares his years of experience living and working with otters on the wild and beautiful shores of the Shetland islands.'

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otters revisited! I first read this book about 4 years ago - I found it to be an absolute goldmine of information about a creature that I had only seen at some distance. The photography is excellent and reflects the intelligent inquisitive nature of the otter which sets them apart from many other mammals - the otters seem to be looking into and beyond the camera lens. The text is well-written and easy on the eye. I never cease to be amazed by the knowledge imparted by Mr Tulloch - I consider the book to be one of my favourites and a must read for anyone considering visiting Shetland/Scottish Coasts

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Otters by Hans Kruuk

Otters are highly charismatic and popular animals of very considerable concern to conservationists worldwide. Written by the pre-eminent authority in the field, this book builds on the reputation of the author's landmark monograph of the European otter, Wild Otters (OUP, 1995). Furthermore, its broader scope to include all species of otter in North America as well as Europe and elsewhere leads to a deeper synthesis that greatly expands the book's overall relevance and potential readership. Aimed at naturalists, scientists and conservationists, its personal style and generously illustrated text will appeal to amateurs and professionals alike. It emphasises recent research and conservation management initiatives for all 13 species of otter worldwide, incorporates recent molecular research on taxonomy and population genetics, and discusses the wider implications of otter studies for ecology and conservation biology. As well as enchanting direct observations of the animals, there is guidance about how and where to watch and study them. From otters in the British and American lakes and rivers, to sea otters in the Pacific Ocean, giant otters in the Amazon and other species in Africa and Asia, this book provides an engaging approach to their fascinating existence, to the science needed to understand it, and to the very real threats to their survival.

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