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The Bird of Time : The Science and Politics of Nature Conservation - A Personal Account - N. W. Moore

The Bird of Time

The Science and Politics of Nature Conservation - A Personal Account

Paperback Published: 1st June 1987
ISBN: 9780521338714
Number Of Pages: 316

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This book is a plea to everyone but especially to politicians, administrators, farmers and businessmen to take conservation seriously and as a result to integrate conservation with other activities. Through research work and land management the author shows how he came to realise that conservation matters much more fundamentally than is accepted by conventional wisdom. He maintains that the significance of conservation will not be recognised until it is seen within its proper contents of time and this provides the theme of the book. The newness of conservation as an idea and its complexities still provide obstacles to understanding its real significance. In the past too much emphasis has been put on the negative and esoteric aspects of conservation. This book is important because it emphasises its positive and common-sense aspects and in so doing demonstrates that conservation should now be accepted as a major national and international objective of vital concern to everybody now and in the future.

List of figures
Time and Conservation
Evolutionary time
Human time
The Past - Experience from Conserving Habitats
Disappearing heathlands
Disappearing hedges and ponds
The loss of special places
Choosing National nature reserves
Choosing sites of special scientific interest
Farms and farmers
The habitat crisis and the involvement of government
The Past - Experience from Controlling Disease and Pollution
The consequences of a disease
The politics of myxomatosis
Pesticides - a new problem
Planning research on pesticides
The results of research
Peregrines and people
Guillemots and industry
Zinc smelting and Brussels
Wider implications
Towards the Future
Failure to communicate
Predicting the future
The holding operation required
Education for the future
Long-term conservation strategy
The Bird is on the Wing" 
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ISBN: 9780521338714
ISBN-10: 0521338719
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st June 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46