The Squirrels Have Milk Teeth

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This may be the best book I’ve ever come across. Found for 50p in a secondhand bookshop, I knew as soon as I saw the mouse footprints that it must be mine:
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This 1937 guide to the “Vertebrates of Britain Wild and Domestic” by Edmund Sandars is full of tiny details of creatures’ characteristics, often shown in little pen and ink diagrams. Field mouse tracks:
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Cows’ digestive systems:
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He shows their gait:
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Their skeletons:
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and illustrates the varieties of the species:
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No detail is too small:
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4 thoughts on “The Squirrels Have Milk Teeth

  1. Hal

    HI there,
    I love this book! I’ve heard folks say that these are still incredibly useful and interesting books to have if you’re out hiking!
    What year was that published, by the way?
    H

  2. Emma

    I can imagine it would be great to have out in the wild, especially if you wanted to identify mysterious animal tracks. Looks like it was published in 1937

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