Extinctions and Invasions: A Social History of British Fauna by Naomi Sykes,Terry O'Connor,Naomi Jane Sykes

By Naomi Sykes,Terry O'Connor,Naomi Jane Sykes

8 thousand years in the past, while the ocean reduce Britain off from the remainder of the Continent, the island's fauna used to be very diverse: lots of the animals popular to us this day weren't current, whereas others, now extinct, have been considerable. Over the process millennia people have manipulated Britain's fauna. For purposes of worry, suspicion, or wish, or just inadvertently, convinced species have been delivered to extinction. of their position new animals have been brought: a few transported purposefully by way of invading populations, others despatched as royal presents from faraway lands, whereas a number of species arrived as stowaways. the tale of every is interesting, telling of the altering and multi-layered dating among people and animals. Drawing on new learn within the fields of archaeology, ecology and heritage, this ebook examines how human society, tradition, vitamin, existence or even entire landscapes have been essentially formed via the animal extinctions and introductions that happened in Britain because the final Ice Age.

In its 22 chapters, quite a lot of mammal, fowl, fish, snail and insect species are thought of. all the chapters comprise new and unique examine awarded through authors who're said specialists on their particular subject. Extinctions and Invasions advances our knowing of Britain's ordinary historical past whereas dispelling the myths that experience develop into confirmed in either well known and educational literature. it's written in a mode available to the final reader, whereas offering the intensity of study wanted through educational researchers. Extinctions and Invasions offers a precious unmarried resource of knowledge for archaeologists, traditional historians and conservation biologists, in addition to laypeople.

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