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Uplands and Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library)


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Ian Newton is an ornithologist and applied scientist, and a leading expert on bird ecology and biogeography, specialising in finches, waterfowl and birds of prey, especially the sparrowhawk. He graduated from Bristol University and gained his doctorate at Oxford. He joined the NERC in 1967, initially studying population ecology of geese and finches, followed by the impact of pesticides on birds of prey. He has written four previous New Naturalist volumes, Finches (1972), Bird Migration (2010), Bird Populations (2013) and Farming and Birds (2017).


Praise for Uplands and Birds

'Everything one would expect from one of the UK's greatest ornithologists; breadth, depth and clarity ... This is a monumental book, and you should read it' Mark Avery

Praise for Ian Newton:

'A masterly and wide-ranging account of the consequences for bird populations of the recent shifts in British farming practices. This book ... deserves to be widely read, including, one hopes, by the policy makers of the future.' BTO News

'This book is a landmark edition in an already outstanding natural history series, and will make an extremely valuable and treasured addition to the library of anyone serious about birds and their biology.' Seabirds

'Truly outstanding - the product of a lifelong inquiry into the annual travels of birds.' Guardian

'The New Naturalist series strikes gold with this insight into ultimate avian journeys.' BBC Wildlife

'... a work of authority.' The Daily Telegraph

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