THE PARTRIDGE: PESTICIDES, PREDATION AND CONSERVATION. By G.R. Potts.
1986 1st edition. 8vo (160 x 240mm). Ppxiv,274. Colour photograph plates, b/w photographs, illustrations, maps, bibliography. Red cloth, spine titled in the important ecological data on partridges and to publish it as a whole. My second aim was to examine the reasons for the enormous decline of the partridge, bearing in mind its value as an indicator of the way in which modern farming is affecting wildlife. ...I hope this monograph will show that in many areas it is still feasible and very desirable to restore partridge numbers". A detailed and scholarly account, required reading for anyone with any interest in either gamebirds or the welfare of the countryside. Chapters include: World-wide decline of a major quarry species; Study area and methods; Predation at the nest; Chick survival; Pesticides; Parasites and disease; Feeding ecology through the seasons; Nesting cover and spring dispersal of pairs; The causes of the decline in partridge populations; Some aspects of traditional partridge conservation; Avoiding the adverse effects of pesticides; Future partridge management: a brief survey of recommendations.
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|Author||Potts (George Richard). (1939-2017).|
|ISBN||0003832988 / 0003832988.|
|Book Description||Small bumps to corners but very good in like dust-wrapper.|