Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 November 2008

416 Pages | 59 BW halftone illus.

5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780199548156

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Silent Fields

The long decline of a nation's wildlife

Roger Lovegrove

  • Outlines species-by-species the history of a wealth of wildlife, from badgers, bears and beavers, to wolves, kingfishers, the golden eagle and the humble house sparrow.
  • Beautifully illustrated.
  • Based on years of unique research into parish records of hunted "vermin," painting an unprecedentedly accurate and detailed picture of the history of a nation's wildlife.
  • Provides new insight into mankind's impact on the wildlife around him.
  • A definitive work of scientific and historical research, written in an accessible style, that will delight nature lovers everywhere.
  • The topic has enormous relevance today, as public concern about the environment rises, and controversies rage about hunting, wildlife management, and the reintroduction of ancient species.