Scottish Birds: Culture and Tradition
"From the eider duck restored to life by St Cuthbert to the Two Corbies of the traditional ballad, and from the thousands of game-birds shot on Victorian sporting estates to present-day efforts to save the capercaillie from extinction, birds have played an integral part of Scottish life. Scottish Birds explores both the known scientific facts and traditional lore about birds in Scotland. It is much more than field guide or bird-spotters' handbook. In absorbing detail it explores myriad ways in which birds have influenced the culture, history and imaginations of Scots through the millenia."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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BIRDS IN SCOTLAND FROM THE ICE AGE TO
The Seventeenth Century
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