TREES and DEER: HOW TO COPE WITH DEER IN FOREST, FIELD AND GARDEN. By  Richard Prior. Drawings by Jeppe Edrup.

TREES and DEER: HOW TO COPE WITH DEER IN FOREST, FIELD AND GARDEN. By Richard Prior. Drawings by Jeppe Edrup.

HARVEST ADVENTURE: ON FARMS AND SEA MARSHES; OF BIRDS, OLD MANORS AND MEN.  By J. Wentworth Day.

HARVEST ADVENTURE: ON FARMS AND SEA MARSHES; OF BIRDS, OLD MANORS AND MEN. By J. Wentworth Day.

THEY DINED ON ELAND: THE STORY OF THE ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETIES.

1992 1st edition. Pp224. B/w plates, bibliography.

"One of the ways in which man has sought to modify the natural environment is by the introduction of alien animals and plants throughout the world. ...The idea [being] that these species could be acclimatised ...to live in a foreign environment as domestic stock..". Beginning with the French Societe Zoologique d'Acclimatation, this book "traces the history of the Acclimatisation Society of the United Kingdom, founded in 1860, and its sister societies in Scotland, the Channel Islands, France, Russia, the USA, the Hawaiian Islands, Australia and New Zealand (many of them still active today)". As well as domestic species, the book deals in detail with the thousands of species which were turned out into the wild, with varying results, such as deer, hares and rabbits, sparrows, starlings, pheasants, blackbirds, trout, wels catfish and many others. A fascinating and important book.
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239
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Author Lever (Sir Christopher, Bt.).
Book Code 239
ISBN 1870948599 / 9781870948593
Book Description Fine in dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1992
Publisher Quiller Press.
Place London.