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by Derek Yalden,Umberto Albarella

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  • ISBN 0199581169
  • ISBN13 978-0199581160
  • Language English
  • Author Derek Yalden,Umberto Albarella
  • Publisher Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 18, 2010)
  • Pages 272
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The History of British Birds reviews our knowledge of avifaunal history over the last 15,000 years, setting it in its wider historical and European context. The authors, one an ornithologist the other an archaeologist, integrate a wealth of archaeological data to illuminate and enliven the story, indicating the extent to which climatic, agricultural, and social changes have affected the avifauna. They discuss its present balance, as well as predicting possible future changes. It is a popular misconception that bird bones are rarely preserved (compared with mammals), and cannot be reliably identified when they are found. The book explores both of these contentions, armed with a database of 9,000 records of birds that have been identified on archaeological sites. Most are in England, but sites elsewhere in Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Isles are included. Britain's most numerous bird is also the most widespread in the archaeological record, but some of the more charismatic species also have a rich historical pedigree. For example, we can say quite a lot about the history of the Crane, Red Kite, White-tailed Eagle, and Great Auk. The history of many introduced domestic species can also be illuminated. Even so, there remain uncertainties, posed by difficulties of dating or identification, the vagaries of the archaeological record or the ecological specialities of the birds themselves. These issues are highlighted, thus posing research questions for others to answer. And the commonest British bird, then and now? Buy the book and read on...

Derek Yalden retired from Manchester University after 40 years of teaching vertebrate zoology in September 2005.

Derek Yalden retired from Manchester University after 40 years of teaching vertebrate zoology in September 2005. He is the author/co-author of over 200 scientific publications. Umberto Albarella is based in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.

The book explores both these contentions, armed with a database of 9,000 records of birds .

The book explores both these contentions, armed with a database of 9,000 records of birds that have been identified on archaeolgical sites. Most are in England, but sites elsewhere in Great Britian, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Isles are included. Britain's most numerous bird is also the most widespread in the archaeological record, but some of the more charismatic species also have a rich historical pedigree. For example, we can say quite a lot about the history of the Crane, Red Kite, White-tailed Eagle and great Auk. The history of many introduced domestic species can also.

Derek Yalden and Umberto Albarella. The history of many introduced domestic species can also be illuminated

Derek Yalden and Umberto Albarella. Co-authored by an ornithologist and an archaeologist, providing a balance of expertise. Indicates the extent to which climatic, agricultural, and social changes have affected the British avifauna over 10,000 years. Integrates a wealth of archaeological data. The history of many introduced domestic species can also be illuminated. 2: The Early History of Birds in Britain and Europe 3: Coming in from the Cold 4: Farmland and Fenland 5: Veni, Vidi, Vici 6: Monks, Monarchs and Mysteries 7: From Elizabeth to Victoria 8: Now and Hereafter Appendix - An annotated historical list of British birds References. The History of British Birds.

This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of ornithology.

The History of British Birds Yalden, Derek; Albarella, Umberto Oxford Academ 9780199217519 : An integration of ornithological and archaeological evidence on the history, composition and balanc. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of ornithology.

Yalden D. & Albarella U. 2008. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Extinctions and Invasions: A Social History of British Fauna, p. 9-67. Albarella . Dobney . Ervynck A. & Rowley-Conwy P. (eds). Albarella U & Davis S. 2010.

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Start by marking The History of British Birds as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Interestingish book, telling the archaeological story of the birds in Britain from the Pliocene to the late medieval period. There are small sections on each of the domestic birds and most common ones. Derek was described by colleagues as something of a polymath – a zoologist who has made outstanding contributions to a In 2010, Derek was awarded the Linnean Medal for Zoology by the Linnean Society.

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By: Derek W Yalden(Author), Umberto Albarella(Author). 263 pages, Figs, tabs. Publisher: Oxford University Press. The authors, one an ornithologist the other an archaeologist, integrate a wealth of archaeological data to illuminate and enliven the story, indicating the extent to which climatic, agricultural, and social changes have affected the avifauna. It is a popular misconception that bird bones are rarely preserved (compared with mammals), and cannot be reliably identified when they are found.

The History of British Birds. Derek Yalden and Umberto Albarella

The History of British Birds. Derek Yalden and Umberto Albarella. Birds, in contrast to mammals, are thought to have fragile bones, which are difficult to identify when found, so have no useful archaeological record. The book summarizes the archaeological record of birds in the British Isles, and integrates this factual basis into an overview of the history of the bird fauna in these. It tells us much about what native birds we should have, which ones we have lost, and therefore which ones would be worth discussing for reintroduction.