Fauna Britannica by Stefan T. Buczacki
The definitive encyclopedic reference to British natural history, detailing: history, folklore, habitat and characteristics of each species. Foreword by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. An accessible and fascinating text that explores how animals have enriched our culture, from the spider that reputedly influenced Robert the Bruce to the superstitions that robins portend death. Over 3,000 entries from common snails and earthworms to deer and the golden eagle. A luxurious and beautifully illustrated celebration of British wildlife.