By Michael Shrubb
Introductory chapters on what was once taken, while, why and its impression are by means of a few sections taking a look intimately at vital poultry teams. in addition to discussions of broader issues of exploitation, the ebook is filled with awesome proof. for instance, we research
• why gray Herons have been so very important in medieval falconry
• why the Black demise was once excellent news for bustards
• why Napoleon is to blame for the shortage of Quail in Britain today
• while tame plover stew was once the entire rage
The publication concludes with discussions of the cage poultry and plumage trades, either now consigned to the annals of heritage, in Britain at any fee. in addition to summarising and condensing the fabric right into a readable and pleasing account, Shrubb is going again to the unique resources. This has allowed him to shed new and wonderful mild at the biogeography of a few British birds.
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Feasting, Fowling and Feathers: A History of the Exploitation of Wild Birds (Poyser Monographs) by Michael Shrubb