• Birds in Wales

    Birds in Wales (Hardback) Edited by Roger Lovegrove, Edited by Etc.

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    DescriptionThe rugged contryside of Wales has long been a destination for successive generations of naturalists, ornithologists, zoologists and, latterly, birdwatchers. Since the pioneering days of Willoughby and Ray, Pennant and Edward Llwyd, a growing number of intrepid travellers have recorded the wildlife and other natural riches of the mountains and coastlines of Wales. Despite these beginnings and the more recent 20th century vogue for birdwatching, no volume on the birds of Wales has been produced until now to serve the increasing need for scientifically valid information for conservation purposes. In the years that have passed since the first naturalista visited Wales, changes of unimaginable scale have taken place in the Welsh countinside which have had equally dramatic impacts on the native bird communities. A succession of bird species have either been eliminated deliberately by the hand of man - mainly birds of prev - or have been dispossessed by changes in land use, the spread of industrialization, urbanization and pollution, trends which continue today to the increasing detriment of even some of our most familiar countryside birds. Much fine habitat to colonize Wales and add to the magic of its countryside. This volume sets out for the first time the historical and current status of all the bird species found in Wales together with their present distribution.


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    Title
    Birds in Wales
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Roger Lovegrove, Edited by Etc.
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Height: 230 mm
    Weight: 916 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780856610691
    ISBN 10: 0856610690
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKW
    BIC subject category V2: PSVW6
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070040
    DC20: 598.09429
    Illustrations note
    references, index
    Publisher
    ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
    Imprint name
    Academic Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 March 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Table of contents
    The Welsh Counties - Administrative Boundaries. Myth and History. Sources and References. Principal Sites Mentioned in Species Accounts. Physical Characteristics and Bird Habitats. Bird Recording in Wales. The Impact of Agriculture on Birds. Birds Offshore. Background to Species Accounts. The Species Accounts. Appendices: Scientific Names of Species Mentioned in Text. List of Statutory and Non-Statutory Sites of Especial Significance for Birds and Initials used in the Text. List of Acronyms and Initials used in the Text. Escapes and Species which have not been Admitted to the British and Irish List.