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Farming and birds

Author: Ian Newton
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2017. ©2017
Series: New naturalist.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Given the underlying topography, the scenery over most of Britain has been created largely by human activities. Over the centuries, landscapes have been continually modified as human needs and desires have changed. Each major change in land use has brought changes to the native plants and animals, continually altering the distribution and abundance of species. This is apparent from the changes in vegetation and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Newton
ISBN: 0008147892 9780008147891 0008147906 9780008147907
OCLC Number: 1002492885
Description: xi, 628 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction --
2.Population Trends in Farmland Birds --
3.Farming Through Time --
4.Post-War Farming: the New Revolution --
5.Soils, Invertebrates and Birds --
6.Crops, Livestock and Birds --
7.Weeds, Pests, Diseases and Birds --
8.Pesticides and Birds --
9.Arable Land: Management and Birds --
10.Arable Land: Crop Growth, Harvest and Birds --
11.Traditional Lowland Grasslands --
12.Modern Grassland Management and Birds --
13.Wet Grassland, Waders and Waterfowl --
14.Insect Declines --
15.Marshes and Land Drainage --
16.Open Waters --
17.Woods, Heaths and Farmsteads --
18.Hedges and Other Field Boundaries --
19.Hill Farming --
20.Agri-Environment Schemes --
21.Agri-Environment Successes --
22.Conclusions.
Series Title: New naturalist.
Responsibility: Ian Newton.

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Given the underlying topography, the scenery over most of Britain has been created largely by human activities. Over the centuries, landscapes have been continually modified as human needs and  Read more...

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