Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 September 2008

416 Pages | Numerous b&w illustrations


ISBN: 9780199548156

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Silent Fields

The long decline of a nation's wildlife

Roger Lovegrove

  • Species-by-species accounts outline the history of a wealth of wildlife species, from badgers, bears and beavers, to wolves, kingfishers, the golden eagle and the humble house sparrow.
  • Accompanied by beautiful illustrations.
  • The unique result of years of historical research into parish records of hunted 'vermin', painting an unprecedentedly accurate and detailed picture of the history of a nation's wildlife.
  • Provides an new insight into mankind's impact on, and relationship with, 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 reintroduction of ancient species.

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