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Extinctions and invasions : a social history of British fauna

Author: T P O'Connor; Naomi Jane Sykes
Publisher: Oxford : Windgather Press ; Oakville, CT : [Distributor], David Brown Book Company, ©2010.
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Drawing on new research in the fields of archaeology, ecology and history, this book examines how human society, culture, diet, lifestyles and even whole landscapes were fundamentally shaped by the animal extinctions and introductions that occurred in Britain since the last Ice Age.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T P O'Connor; Naomi Jane Sykes
ISBN: 9781905119318 1905119313
OCLC Number: 520769004
Description: viii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the British fauna in a changing world / Terry O'Connor --
The horse / Robin Bendrey --
Donkeys and mules / Cluny Johnstone --
The aurochs and domestic cattle / Anthony J. Legge --
The elk / Andrew C. Kitchener --
Red deer on Scottish islands / Jacqui Mulville --
European fallow deer / Naomi Sykes --
The wild boar / Umberto Albarella --
The wolf / Aleksander G. Pluskowski --
The lynx / David Hetherington --
Wildcats, domestic and feral cats / Andrew C. Kitchener and Terry O'Connor --
The brown bear / Andy Hammon --
The European beaver / Bryony Coles --
The rabbit / Naomi Sykes and Julie Curl --
The house mouse / Terry O'Connor --
The black rat / Kevin Rielly --
Extinct birds / Dale Serjeantson --
Bird introductions / Kristopher Poole --
Freshwater fish / Alison Locker --
Land and freshwater molluscs / Paul Davies --
Insects / Harry Kenward and Nicki Whitehouse --
Conclusion / Derek W. Yalden.
Responsibility: edited by Terry O'Connor and Naomi Sykes.

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Drawing on new research in the fields of archaeology, ecology and history, this book examines how human society, culture, diet, lifestyles and even whole landscapes were fundamentally shaped by the animal extinctions and introductions that occurred in Britain since the last Ice Age.

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