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Author Sykes, Naomi

Title Extinctions and Invasions : a Social History of British Fauna
Published Havertown : Oxbow Books, 2010
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Summary Eight thousand years ago, when the sea cut Britain off from the rest of the Continent, the island's fauna was very different: most of the animals familiar to us today were not present, whilst others, now extinct, were abundant. Over the course of millennia humans have manipulated Britain's fauna. For reasons of fear, suspicion, desire, or simply inadvertently, certain species were brought to extinction. In their place new animals were introduced: some transported purposefully by invading populations, others sent as royal gifts from far off lands, whilst several species arrived as stowaways. Th
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Form Electronic book
Author O'Connor, Terry.
Sykes, Naomi Jane.
ISBN 1905119798