New PDF release: A Sparrowhawk's Lament: How British Breeding Birds of Prey

By David Cobham,Chris Packham,Bruce Pearson

ISBN-10: 0691157642

ISBN-13: 9780691157641

ISBN-10: 0691175721

ISBN-13: 9780691175720

Britain is domestic to 15 species of breeding birds of prey, from the hedgerow-hopping Sparrowhawk to the breathtaking White-tailed Eagle. during this handsomely illustrated ebook, acclaimed British filmmaker and naturalist David Cobham deals detailed and deeply own insights into Britain's birds of prey and the way they're faring at the present time. He delves into the historical past of those very good birds and talks extensive with the scientists and conservationists who're striving to guard them. In doing so, he profiles the writers, poets and filmmakers who've performed lots to alter the public's notion of birds of prey. There are luck stories—five birds of prey that have been extinct became reestablished with manageable populations—but persecution continues to be rife. that includes drawings via famed flora and fauna artist Bruce Pearson, this e-book unearths why we needs to cherish and rejoice our birds of prey, and why we forget them at our peril.

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