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Fauna Britannica Stefan T. Buczacki

Fauna Britannica By Stefan T. Buczacki

Fauna Britannica by Stefan T. Buczacki

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This reference to British natural history, its folklore and tradition, explores how animals have enriched the culture, from Bruce's spider to the local superstitions that robins portend death. It ranges from common snails to golden eagles, with information on history, folklore and habitat.

Fauna Britannica Summary

Fauna Britannica by Stefan T. Buczacki

This reference to British natural history, its folklore and tradition explores how animals have enriched our culture, from the spider that reputedly influenced Robert the Bruce to the local superstitions that robins portend death. Over 3,000 entries range from common snails and earthworms to deer and the golden eagle, with information on each species detailing: history, folklore, habitat, characteristics.

Fauna Britannica Reviews

An ambitious work more than ably executed by Professor Stefan Buczacki. Although graduating in botany, his first love was zoology, ignited by his childhood in a Derbyshire village. He spent many years in research before becoming a well-known radio and television star and popular garden writer from whence he has earned a well-deserved reputation for solid horticultural advice accompanied by a dry, erudite wit. "Fauna Britannica" is a celebration and history of Britain's relationship with its wildlife. From invertebrates and fish on the seashore to amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, Buczacki explores their evolution, their relationship with man - occasionally good, occasionally bad - and their place in myth, legend and folklore. Superbly illustrated and informatively written in an easy-to-understand style, this is an invaluable reference for all the family, educating readers in our natural heritage and teaching us how to preserve it for generations to come. - Lucy Watson

Table of Contents

Mammals: Hedgehog, mole and shrews; Bats; Rabbit and hares; Rodents (includes mice, voles, squirrels); Fox; Weasels (includes stoat, badger, otter, polecat, mink, pine marten); Cat (wild); Deer. Birds: Diving birds; Ocean birds; Cormorants; Heron-like birds; Swans; Geese; Ducks; Birds of Prey; Gamebirds; Moorhens, coots and allies; Waders and similar birds; Gulls; Terns; Other sea-birds; Doves and Pigeons; Cuckoo; Owls; Nightjar; Swifts; Kingfishers and other 'exotic' birds; Woodpeckers; Larks; Swallows and Martins; Pipits and Wagtails; Waxwing; Shrikes; Accentors; Warblers; Flycatchers; Thrushes, Robin and allies; Tits, nuthatches, creepers; Wrens and Dippers; Buntings; Finches; Sparrows; Starlings; Oriole; Crows; Reptiles: Snakes; Lizards; Amphibians; Newts; Fish: Trout and salmon; Others. Arthropods: Myriapods (millipedes, centipedes); Insects; Dragonflies; Crickets, grasshoppers; Thrips; Aphids and allies; Beetles; Flies; Butterflies and moths; Wasps, ants, bees; Crustaceans (woodlice); Arachnids (spiders, mites, scorpions). Molluscs (slugs, snails); Annelids (earthworms, leeches); Nematodes (eelworms, roundworms); Platyhelminthes (flatworms, tapeworms).

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Fauna Britannica by Stefan T. Buczacki
Used - Very Good
Octopus Publishing Group
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