Man & Wildfowl

Man & Wildfowl➺ [Reading] ➼ Man & Wildfowl By Janet Kear ➯ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The involvement of humans with ducks, geese and swans has probably been closer than with any other group of birds, today and for several millenia past This involvement, in its many aspects, is the the The involvement of humans with ducks, geese and swans has probably been closer than with any other group of birds, today and for several millenia past This involvement, in its many aspects, is the theme of this compelling and readable account by an Assistant Director of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Dr Kear ranges widely, from a summary of the taxonomy and natural history Man & PDF or of wildfowl, through a history of domestication world wide, to wildfowling, decoys, conservation and captive breeding, conflicts with agriculture, and wildfowl in legend and literature Throughout, the text abounds with little known facts and insights to intrigue the general reader and expert alike a reflection of the author s wide reading and affection for her subject. Needless to say, some of the science here including, obviously, the taxonomy is a little out of date and the archaeological view presented here was, even then, far from being the consensus that it is made out to be Overall though, the book is far from being outdated and his some interesting knowledge to impart to the general reader at the same time as being of use to academic researchers and conservationists the book is thoroughly well researched and well referenced.The book is divided into Needless to say, some of the science here including, obviously, the taxonomy is a little out of date and the archaeological view presented here was, even then, far from being the consensus that it is made out to be Overall though, the book is far from being outdated and his some interesting knowledge to impart to the general reader at the same time as being of use to academic researchers and conservationists the book is thoroughly well researched and well referenced.The book is divided into ten chapters focusing on domestication, decoys, wildfowling, conservation, research, aviculture, species introductions, conflicts of interest and art myth The broad range of these topics is impressive and delivers on the title of the book, examining every aspect of interaction between humans and wildfowl The final chapter looks to the future and this now takes on an interesting historic dimension what were the conservation concerns and priorities in 1990 As alluded to above, the writing style is thoroughly accessible and it was obviously written with the natural history and bird watching markets in mind alongside the academic they are, after all much bigger markets That makes for an enjoyable, as well as informative read one of those where you occasionally look up, glance at your partner and say I never knew that

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Man & Wildfowl
  • Janet Kear
  • English
  • 13 September 2017
  • 0856610550