Stock Image

Seventy Years of Birdwatching

Alexander, Horace Gundry

3 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0856610046 / ISBN 13: 9780856610042
Published by Poyser, 1974
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Moe's Books (Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 26, 2003 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 52.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Book in great shape! Lightly faded, worn jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 1092060

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Seventy Years of Birdwatching

Publisher: Poyser

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

About this title

Synopsis:

Seventy Years of Birdwatching is not truly an autobiography, there is too little about the author in it, though the personality of this exceptional, shy and gentle man comes through. This is a book about birdwatching, birdwatchers and, above all, birds. It is, in some measure, also a history of the development of modern ornithology in Britain -although the author's birdwatching extended over parts of three continents, Europe, India and North America. H. G. Alexander began birdwatching in earnest in 1898 and has never stopped. He has met or corresponded with most of the leading ornithologists of this century; his first article in British Birds appeared in 1909, and it may surprise many to discover how much of practical ornithology that is deliberated today was debated and practised so many years ago. During more than seventy years the author has witnessed important changes in resident and migrant bird populations in Britain. Dungeness, for example, was almost as uninhabited as the moon when he first knew it and Kentish Plovers bred there by the score, but Carrion Crows were a rarity. Over the years he saw the gradual decline of the Red-backed Shrike, Corncrake and Wryneckbut he was instrumental in bringing one bird to Britain, the hitherto 'undiscovered' Willow Tit which he, with others, helped to identify. Fifty years ago H. G. Alexander had already covered scores of six-inch Ordnance Survey maps with his mapping records and these, together with his notebooks and correspondence with contemporaries, supply an absorbing glimpse of a birdwatching era that was fascinatingly like and yet unlike our own. Perhaps this is why today's birdwatcher has only to turn the pages to be enthralled.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Moe's Books has been selling new, used, and antiquarian books for over fifty years. Our store has four floors, a separate rare book room, and over 300,000 books. We are located in the heart of Berkeley, four blocks from the University of California campus on historic Telegraph Avenue. Please check out website for more information about the store and our event information. We have many of our readings available as free audio downloads. You can also contact us with want lists or questions about our inventory.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Books may be returned only if not as described.


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know that extra shipping is required. International shipping rates are based on the book being able to be shipped via Global Priority. Over-sized or heavy books to be shipped by air mail will require additional postage. Additional postage is quoted at cost.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express