A history of british birds

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a history of british birds

A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick

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History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, First Edition

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters. Conservation Land Management CLM is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters. Exceptional customer service Get specialist help and advice. The History of British Birds reviews our knowledge of avifaunal history over the last 15, years, setting it in its wider historical and European context. The authors, one an ornithologist the other an archaeologist, integrate a wealth of archaeological data to illuminate and enliven the story, indicating the extent to which climatic, agricultural, and social changes have affected the avifauna.

It is not a history of ornithology but a natural history , a handbook or field guide systematically describing every species of bird known to occur in Britain. A separate article of about six pages, containing an image, a description, and an account of worldwide distribution, together with reports of behaviour, is provided for each species. It quickly became the standard reference work for a generation of British ornithologists , replacing Thomas Bewick 's book of the same name through its increased scientific accuracy, but following Bewick in its mixture of scientific data, accurate illustrations, detailed descriptions and varied anecdotes, as well as in the use of small 'tail-piece' engravings at the ends of articles. This made the book attractive to the public as well as to specialists. Yarrell, a newsagent without university education, corresponded widely with eminent naturalists including Carl Linnaeus , Coenraad Jacob Temminck and Thomas Pennant to collect accurate information on the hundreds of species illustrated in the work.

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To the extent possible under law, the Text Creation Partnership has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above, according to the terms of the CC0 1. This waiver does not extend to any page images or other supplementary files associated with this work, which may be protected by copyright or other license restrictions. Author: Beilby, Ralph, Title: History of British birds: The figures engraved on wood by T. Containing the history and description of land birds. Print source: History of British birds: The figures engraved on wood by T.

Volume 1, "Land Birds", appeared in Volume 2, "Water Birds", appeared in A supplement was published in The text in "Land Birds" was written by Ralph Beilby , while Bewick took over the text for the second volume. The book is admired mainly for the beauty and clarity of Bewick's wood engravings , which are widely considered his finest work, and among the finest in that medium. British Birds has been compared to works of poetry and literature. William Wordsworth praised Bewick in the first lines of his poem "The Two Thieves": "Oh now that the genius of Bewick were mine, And the skill which he learned on the banks of the Tyne.


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