THE COMPLETE MERLIN: THE MERLIN AND RED-HEADED FALCON IN FALCONRY. Edited  by John Loft, Robin W. Radcliffe, and others.

THE COMPLETE MERLIN: THE MERLIN AND RED-HEADED FALCON IN FALCONRY. Edited by John Loft, Robin W. Radcliffe, and others.

THE HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF BRITAIN. Colour plates and drawings by David  Reid-Henry. Text by Colin Harrison.

THE HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF BRITAIN. Colour plates and drawings by David Reid-Henry. Text by Colin Harrison.

FARMING and BIRDS. By Raymond J. O'Connor and Michael Shrubb. Wash drawings by Donald Watson.

1986 1st edition. 8vo (155 x 234mm). Ppxii,290. B/w illustrations by Donald Watson, graphs, tables, maps. Pictorial laminated boards.

"This attractively illustrated book reviews the effects of agricultural development on bird populations in Britain. Examining modern farmland as a bird habitat, it explains the changes, both in habitat structure and in available resources, that have occurred as a result of mechanisation and use of agrochemicals. Farmland bird communities are described, and their composition related to farm structure and land use. Based extensively on empirical data extracted from the British Trust for Ornithology's Common Bird Census and from nest histories recorded in the BTO's Nest Record Scheme, the book presents an important analysis of the position of agricultural bird populations under modern farming systems. Particular examination has been made of the impact of changing methods, rotations and crops, which have been underestimated in the past. Resulting from the co-operation between a professional ornithologist and a working cereal farmer, this book provides an objective and informed view of the impact of British agriculture on bird populations". Chapters include:- The historical background to modern agriculture; The farmland bird community; Farmland as a nesting habitat; Food and feeding behaviour; Modern agriculture: the consequences of specialisation; Farm structure and bird habitats; The effects of hedges and hedgerow loss on farmland birds; The impact of farming practice on birds; Pesticides and pollution; Crop protection, shooting and persecution; The outlook for farming and birds. Appendices include:- The Common Bird Census; Nest records and their analysis; Sources and use of agricultural statistics; Scientific names of birds mentioned in the text; Scientific names of other animals mentioned in the text.
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Book Code
46287
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Author O'Connor (Raymond Joseph) and Shrubb (Michael).
Book Code 46287
ISBN 0521324475 / 0521324475
Book Description Spine slightly faded but a good-plus copy. Signed by co-author, Michael Shrubb, on the title-page. Iolo Williams' copy with his ownership signature on front end-paper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1986
Publisher Cambridge University Press.
Place Cambridge.