Birds in Counties

An Ornithological Bibliography for the Counties of England, Wales, Scotland and the Isle of Man


Author: David K Ballance

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783262095

Category: Science

Page: 580

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This is an ornithological bibliography for the counties of England, Wales, and Scotland and for the Isle of Man. It includes all known books, pamphlets and papers which contain substantial studies of the birds of local areas, from a county down to a back garden or a gravel pit. Each county has an introduction on its boundaries and the history of its ornithology. There has been no comprehensive national publication of this kind since Mullens, Swann and Jourdain's Geographical Bibliography in 1920. The volume also provides a detailed record of the many county and local bird reports and of the ever-increasing number of area surveys produced by statutory and voluntary bodies. The material is arranged by the pre-1974 counties and takes the record up to 1995. There are maps to show the many changes in county boundaries since 1800. The book will be a standard reference work for libraries and collectors, and for anyone interested in the rich and diverse development of local ornithology in its homeland. Contents:A Brief History of Local RecordingThe Arrangement of This BookThe Counties of EnglandThe Counties of WalesThe Counties of Scotland and The Isle of Man Readership: Ornithologists, bird-watchers, book-collectors/sellers and libraries. Keywords:Birds;Counties;Ornithological Bibliography;England;Wales;Scotland;Isle of ManReviews:“I have no hesitation in recommending this book to researchers and collectors alike and it should be in all major collections, public and university libraries.”Scottish Bird News

Forest and Stream


Author: Charles Hallock,William A. Bruette

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hunting

Page: N.A

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