Veterinary Books

The History of British Birds

The History of British Birds is available to download free in pdf / epub format.

The History of British Birds

The History of British Birds reviews our knowledge of avifaunal history over the last 15,000 years, setting it in its wider historical and European context. The authors, one an ornithologist, the other an archaeologist, integrate a wealth of archaeological data to illuminate and enliven the story, indicating the extent to which climatic, agricultural, and social changes have affected the avifauna. They discuss its present balance, as well as predicting possible future changes. It is a popular misconception that bird bones are rarely preserved (compared with mammals), and cannot be reliably identified when they are found. Britain’s most numerous bird is also the most widespread in the archaeological record, but some of the more charismatic species also have a rich historical pedigree.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment