By David Cobham,Chris Packham,Bruce Pearson
Britain is domestic to 15 species of breeding birds of prey, from the hedgerow-hopping Sparrowhawk to the breathtaking White-tailed Eagle. during this handsomely illustrated ebook, acclaimed British filmmaker and naturalist David Cobham deals precise and deeply own insights into Britain's birds of prey and the way they're faring at the present time. He delves into the background of those extraordinary birds and talks extensive with the scientists and conservationists who're striving to defend them. In doing so, he profiles the writers, poets and filmmakers who've performed rather a lot to alter the public's belief of birds of prey. There are good fortune stories—five birds of prey that have been extinct became reestablished with potential populations—but persecution remains to be rife. that includes drawings via famed natural world artist Bruce Pearson, this ebook finds why we needs to cherish and have fun our birds of prey, and why we forget them at our peril.
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A Sparrowhawk's Lament: How British Breeding Birds of Prey Are Faring (Princeton University Press (WILDGuides)) by David Cobham,Chris Packham,Bruce Pearson