By: Moore, Norman W.
Cover faded, paper sl. browned. An insider's account of the history of state intervention in nature conservation in Britain, written by one of the original staff of the government's Nature Conservancy which was established in 1949. The ideas he espouses are only now being somewhat grudgingly implemented. Moore describes his early involvement with the OP (organophosphorus) and OC (organochlorine) pesticide problems, and also mentions Lockley's bizarre theory as to how rabbits attack hares (p. 133) which related indirectly to myxomatosis. He makes a strong plea that science should continue to underpin conservation action; which the current debate on global warming has thrown into sharp focus. xx, 290 pp., 47 text figures.
Title: The bird of time: the science and politics of nature conservation
Categories: Natural History,
Edition: Reprint of 1987 edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1991
ISBN Number: 0 521 33871 9
ISBN Number 13: 9780521338714
Binding: Paper covers
Book Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Seller ID: 1405