Dr Hibernica Finch's Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals

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Dr Hibernica’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals celebrates the diversity and wonder of Ireland’s fauna – from the tiny Eurasian pygmy shrew to the enormous killer whale – with exquisite zoologically correct illustrations and light-hearted prose. With loving and detailed information about the robins, puffins and owls of the air, the toads, seals, and basking sharks of Ireland’s waters, and the hedgehogs, otters and deer with whom we share the land, this is a treasure of a book with details of twenty-eight of Ireland’s most compelling and iconic animals.


Dr Hibernica Finch is a rare bird. She's as odd as a three-spined stickleback with four spines and as elusive as the pygmy shrew. But she know more than a thing or two about bats and badgers, butterflies and basking sharks.

Open up the pages of her very own compendium of Ireland's most compelling animals to find gorgeous illustrations and lots opf curious information. Did you know we have lizards in Ireland, for example? Or that Irish badgers are friendlier than you might think? Or that sea urchins have something in common with hedgehogs?

There's so much to find out!

Irish Book Awards 2018 - TheJournal.ie Best Irish-Published Book of the Year - Shortlisted

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