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1472955935
Book:Sparrows; Amy-Jane Beer:2019 Sparrows; Amy-Jane Beer
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Author: Beer, Amy Jane
Author: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds,
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: 598.887
Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781472955937
Notes:
Sparrows are often considered familiar to the point of invisibility, but the recent steep decline in numbers of both native British species is a reminder that these unassuming chatterboxes deserve a little more attention. Of all the true sparrow species found worldwide, only two occur in the British Isles: the House Sparrow and the Tree Sparrow. Globally, the story of the House Sparrow is one of dramatic expansion from humble origins in the Middle East; while the smaller, more active Tree Sparrow has also spread extensively. In 'Spotlight Sparrows', Amy-Jane Beer examines the causes behind the recent decline of these familiar species, and explores their biology and life cycle, social behaviour, and the significant role that sparrows play in human culture, from classical civilisation to Shakespeare, Edith Piaf and Captain Jack Sparrow.
Additional information: 128 pages, illustrations (colour), maps (colour), 21 cm, pbk
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