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The Birds of Britain by James Fisher 1942


Title: The Birds of Britain
Author: James Fisher
Publisher: Collins
Publication Date: 1942
Format: Hardback with dust jacket
Condition: This book is in a good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

This lovely edition of The Birds of Britain was written by James Fisher, a young and distinguished zoologist. Of the four hundred and twenty four different species of birds in Britain, Mr Fisher says “only about half play anything like an important part in the web of British wildlife.” Fisher gives an extraordinarily interesting account of the changes which have resulted from the disappearance of the old habitats; a total loss of some and survival of other, more adaptable species. The illustrations form a very fine commentary on the text and are reproduced from the works of the best British ornithological artists.