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Snowden Slights Wildfowler

Author : Sidney H. Smith
ISBN : 9781446542774
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Originally published in 1912. Snowden Slights was better known as "The Last of the Yorkshire Wildfowlers." This well illustrated book contains many fascinating reminiscences of his life: The Derwent Valley - Punts and Punt Shooting - Guns, Dress and Dogs - Wildfowl and Wildfowling - Punt Gun Shots - Flight Shooting - Flight Netting - Decoys - Salmon and Eel Netting - Lamprey Netting - Eel Trapping - Birds of the Derwent Valley, etc. Many of the earliest field sports books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Snowden Slights

Author : Sydney H. Smith
ISBN : SRLF:A0011342466
Genre : Hunting
File Size : 30.77 MB
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Category: Hunting

Wild About Britain

Author : Brian Jackman
ISBN : 9781784770679
Genre : NATURE
File Size : 60.17 MB
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A new collection of award-winning journalist and author Brian Jackman's nature and travel writings from the past 40 years. This is a nationwide celebration of Britain's unspoiled coast and countryside, concentrating in particular on Britain's wildlife and the wild places in which its most spectacular species are found, but also touching on fishing, sailing and the way Britain's history has shaped the landscape. 'Wild about Britain is not a guidebook' says Brian Jackman. 'It's an extended love letter to the British countryside; a personal view covering more than four decades of travels in the wilder parts of Britain.' Complementing Brian Jackman's writing are a small number of illustrations from Jonathan Truss, one of the UK's leading wildlife artists who has twice won the Frozen Planet category of the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. What makes the British countryside so special is its chameleon quality - the way its character changes with every few miles. Sometimes it can change dramatically; elsewhere the landscape undergoes more subtle shifts; but every region has its own distinctive qualities and is possessed of its own special magic. Brian Jackman writes eloquently and evocatively, conjuring up the sights and sounds of everything from barnacle geese on the salt marsh of an Islay loch to star gazing on Exmoor, of a seascape of headlands, cliffs and wave-smashed rocks at Lands End, of eagles on the Ardnamurchan peninsula and the autumn rut in the New Forest. Ancient oaks, red kites, huge mirror carp, the oldest path in Britain and Border reivers are all included. As a pioneer of eco-tourism, Brian Jackman has been writing on these subjects for 40 years, first as a travel writer for The Sunday Times and currently for The Daily Telegraph. Although more widely known for his knowledge of African wildlife and safaris - he is the author of The Marsh Lions and Savannah Diaries - it is his love of the British countryside that has brought him most of his awards. From Cornwall to Hermaness and from East Anglia to the Welsh Marches, Wild About Britain showcases Jackman's writing at its best.
Category: NATURE

Ducks Unlimited

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924090284658
Genre : Waterfowl
File Size : 74.11 MB
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Category: Waterfowl

Country Life

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015085493248
Genre :
File Size : 33.48 MB
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British Birds

Author :
ISBN : UCAL:B3308900
Genre : Birds
File Size : 75.83 MB
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Category: Birds

The Naturalist

Author : Charles Oodrington Pressick Hobkirk
ISBN : CORNELL:31924101445116
Genre : Geology
File Size : 55.88 MB
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Category: Geology

Imperial Mud

Author : James Boyce
ISBN : 9781785786518
Genre : Nature
File Size : 89.65 MB
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**WINNER OF THE HISTORY AND TRADITION CATEGORY, EAST ANGLIAN BOOK AWARDS 2020** **LONGLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2021** 'A real page-turner ... a warning about what happens when the rich and powerful dress up their avarice as "progress" - a lesson we could do with learning today.' Dixe Wills, BBC Countryfile magazine FROM A MULTI-AWARD-WINNING HISTORIAN, AN ARRESTING NEW HISTORY OF THE BATTLE FOR THE FENS. Between the English Civil Wars and the mid-Victorian period, the proud indigenous population of the Fens of eastern England fought to preserve their homeland against an expanding empire. After centuries of resistance, their culture and community were destroyed, along with their wetland home – England’s last lowland wilderness. But this was no simple triumph of technology over nature – it was the consequence of a newly centralised and militarised state, which enriched the few while impoverishing the many. In this colourful and evocative history, James Boyce brings to life not only colonial masters such as Oliver Cromwell and the Dukes of Bedford but also the defiant ‘Fennish’ them- selves and their dangerous and often bloody resistance to the enclosing landowners. We learn of the eels so plentiful they became a kind of medieval currency; the games of ‘Fen football’ that were often a cover for sabotage of the drainage works; and the destruction of a bountiful ecosystem that had sustained the Fennish for thousands of years and which meant that they did not have to submit in order to survive. Masterfully argued and imbued with a keen sense of place, Imperial Mud reimagines not just the history of the Fens, but the history and identity of the English people.
Category: Nature

Wild Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015084448573
Genre : Zoology
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Category: Zoology

General Catalogue Of Printed Books

Author : British Museum. Department of Printed Books
ISBN : IND:30000092331515
Genre : English imprints
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Category: English imprints

Book Auction Records

Author : Frank Karslake
ISBN : NYPL:33433089889665
Genre : Autographs
File Size : 63.65 MB
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A priced and annotated annual record of international book auctions.
Category: Autographs

The Shotgun Its Uses History Of Shooting Series

Author : East Sussex
ISBN : 9781447487647
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 83.8 MB
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This fascinating but little-known book was first published in London in 1914. The author was a prolific contributor to the sporting press of that time and was an acknowledged expert on guns and shooting.We have now republished it using the original text and illustrations. The books 232 pages are a veritable mine of information on the development, manufacturing, choice, and use of the English shotgun and its associated cartridges and loads. Much practical advice is also offered on shooting grouse, pheasant, partridge, woodcock and wildfowl etc, with a multitude of tips on dealing with high birds, "coasters", wind direction and weather, "flapper-shooting," etc. Fourteen comprehensive chapters deal effectively with each of these subjects and are fully illustrated with vintage black and white photos and illustrations. The original fascinating adverts for guns, cartridges, shooting grounds, equipment etc, have also been retained for historical interest. This early shooting book will prove to be a valuable asset in increasing the knowledge and prowess of all "gun-buffs" and shooting men.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Arms and Armour Society
ISBN : UCLA:L0103122974
Genre : Arms and armor
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Category: Arms and armor