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Silent summer : the state of wildlife in Britain and Ireland

Author: Norman Maclean
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Over the past 20 years dramatic declines have taken place in UK insect populations. Eventually, such declines must have knock-on effects for other animals, especially high profile groups such as birds and mammals. This authoritative, yet accessible account details the current state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland and offers an insight into the outlook for the future. Written by a team of the country's  Read more...
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Silent summer.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010012372
(OCoLC)520729977
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Maclean
ISBN: 9781139775816 1139775812 1139781847 9781139781848 9780511778230 0511778236
OCLC Number: 817224489
Notes: "Foreword by Sir David Attenborough"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 765 pages, [32] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Climate change / T.H. Sparks, C.D. Preston and D.B. Roy --
Agriculture, woodland and semi-natural habitats / Ken Norris --
Vertebrate animal introductions / Christopher Lever --
Plant introductions / Andrew Lack --
Urbanisation and development / Kevin J. Gaston and Karl L. Evans --
The great game : the interaction of field sports and conservation in Britain from the 1950s to 2008 / Robin Sharp --
Going fishing : recent trends in recreational angling / Robin Sharp and Norman Maclean --
Impacts of hormone-disrupting chemicals on wildlife / C.R. Tyler and R.M. Goodhead --
Water pollution : other aspects / Michael Hughes and Carl Sayer --
Twenty-five key questions in ecology / Norman Maclean --
Conservation in action in Britain and Ireland / Andy Clements --
Wildlife in the UK Overseas Territories / Mike Pienkowski --
The United Kingdom's role in international conservation / N. Leader-Williams and A.M. Rosser --
Mammals in the twentieth century / D.W. Yalden --
Bats / Karen A. Haysom, Gareth Jones, Dan Merrett and Paul A. Racey --
State of bird populations in Britain and Ireland / Robert A. Robinson --
The conservation of the grey partridge / N.W. Sotherton, N.J. Aebischer and J.A. Ewald --
Reptiles / Chris P. Gleed-Owen --
Amphibians / Tim Halliday --
Freshwater fishes : a declining resource / Peter S. Maitland and John F. Craig --
Riverflies / Cyril Bennett and Warren Gilchrist --
Bumblebees / Dave Goulson --
Butterflies / J.A. Thomas --
Moths / Richard Fox, Kelvin F. Conrad, Mark S. Parsons, Martin S. Warren and Ian P. Woiwod --
Dragonflies (Odonata) in Britain and Ireland / Peter Mill, Steve Brooks and Adrian Parr --
Flies, beetles and bees, wasps and ants (Diptera, Coleoptera, and aculeate Hymenoptera) / Alan Stubbs --
Hemiptera / Alan J.A. Stewart and Peter Kirby --
Grasshoppers, crickets and allied insects / Judith Marshall --
Aerial insect biomass : trends from long-term monitoring / Richard Harrington, Chris R. Shortall and Ian P. Woiwod --
Other invertebrates / Richard Chadd and Brian Eversham --
Land and freshwater molluscs / Ian J. Killeen --
The seashore / S.J. Hawkins, H.E. Sugden, P.S. Moschella, N. Mieszkowska, R.C. Thompson and M.T. Burrows --
The offshore waters / John Baxter --
Plants / Andrew Lack --
Conclusion : what is the likely future for the wildlife in Britain and Ireland? / Norman Maclean.
Responsibility: edited by Norman Maclean.
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