Bird conservation and agriculture by Jeremy D. Wilson

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .

Written in English

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  • Birds -- Ecology -- Great Britain,
  • Agricultural ecology -- Great Britain,
  • Bird populations -- Great Britain

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementJeremy D. Wilson, Andrew D. Evans, Philip V. Grice ; with line illustrations by Colin Wilkinson.
SeriesEcology, biodiversity, and conservation
ContributionsEvans, Andrew D., Grice, P. V.
LC ClassificationsQL690.G7 W5265 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 394 p. :
Number of Pages394
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24072406M
ISBN 100521571812, 052173472X
ISBN 109780521571814, 9780521734721
LC Control Number2008053941

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