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Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York oFinish date 07 January 2018Genre non fiction natural historyRating AReview There is no pleasing those sparrowsBut anyone who has watched the behaviorf birdslike me from my front room window knowsthat doing so is good for the soulReview WorldFromMyArmchair The countryside is being exploited by self appointed minority interest pressure groups whose claims to be the guardians f the COUNTRYSIDE WOULD BE AMUSING WERE THE CONSEUENCES NOT SO would be amusing were the conseuences not so Stephen MossAn important book which looks at the threats faced by ur wild creatures and the land in which we all live the damage that has already been and is being done and what we need to do to make things better Stephen Moss takes an unflinching look at the state Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie of things and it isn t a pretty picture but he also gives some hope and with hisbvious love and passion which springs from every page he make an convincing argument for as all to take up arms in the defence f ur beautiful country and it s inhabitants A book that is well worth reading Brilliant but depressing Ever since William Blake wrote the words Englands green pleasant Land in 1804 it has always been considered Elmer onef the best descriptions The Red Stockade of the British countryside For millennia humans have been changing the landscape in this country and the wildlife co existed with us and the habitats that were formed Now daysnly green could be considered correct decades f industrial farming has wreaked untold devastation amongst the wild creatures and flowers that had nce made ur countryside so pleasant Headlines scream at us from the papers about how ur native wildlife is in trouble and the facts about what has been happening are frankly terrifyingIn amongst the grim news there have been some success stories species have been dragged back from the very brink f extinction r have been part The Something of successful introduction programmes these should be celebrated for good reason But while we have been concentratingn the rare and the spectacular ur nce common animals house sparrows and the hedgehog and thers have suffered catastrophic falls in numbers Moss decides to find ut for himself just what the state A Killing Tide ofur nation s wildlife is Starting with what is the largest land area in Shivers: four in one: The Enchanted Attic/A Ghastly Shade of Green/The Locked Room - The Awful Apple Orchard our country farmlands we gon a whistle stop tour through L'Oracle de votre subconscient : I-Ching, Le Livre des transformations our woods seashores and mountains As wildlife is as much a partf the urban jungle nowadays especially with the fox living Weirdos of the Universe, Unite! off the waste that humans leave behind and peregrines hurling themselves from skyscrapers in the very centref Les Naufrags d'Ythaq T03 : Le soupir des toiles our capital The countryside is being exploited by self appointed minority interest pressure groups whose claims to be the guardiansf the countryside would be amusing were the conseuences not so seriousThis is another superb book from Moss but importantly is it timely too The state The Royal Joust of the wildlife in the country is at a tipping point after decadesf pummelling from chemicals and dramatic loss American Maharajah of habitat There have been some reintroductionsf natives like beavers and the cleaning up f the rivers has seen the spectacular return f the tter that can be claimed as successes and there have been places where farmers and landowners have taken it upon themselves to re wild the land which have proved successful The points that he is fairly forcefully making are being echoed elsewhere too most recently in Bee uest by Dave Goulson and The Running Hare by John Lewis Stempel guys with their pulse f the countryside This is a book to read if you care about the very future Squeamish About Sushi: And other Food Adventures in Japan ofur countryside and importantly this should be a book that all politicians should be made to read I read this slowly a chapter at a time in between reading ther books It was a book designed to be read this way as each chapter #will make you think deeply then want to go ff and find ut about that topic before then want to go ff and find ut about that topic before #make you think deeply then want to go ff and find ut about that topic before moving to something else A well researched and important book acting as a call to arms before some f Achtung! Cthulhu our most beloved wildlife is beyond saving Brilliant introduction to rewilding and introduces debates about the introductionf foreign species and re introduction Infamy of former species Acts as both a warning about how much damage can. Britain’s wildlife is in trouble Wild creatures that have lived here for thousandsf years are disappearing because General P.T.G. Beauregard of pollution and persecution competition with alien species changing farming and forestry practices and climate changeIt’s not just rare creatures such as the Scottish wildcatr the red suirrel that are vanishing Hares and hedgehogs skylarks .
Wild Kingdom Bringing Back Britain's Wildlife

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Ot been good at looking after nature The #current state ffers a mixture f hope and despondency Undoubtedly there are many exciting potentially very productive #state a mixture f hope and despondency Undoubtedly there are many exciting and potentially very productive underway across many different natural habitats But there are also many many areas where little is being done The future could go either way As a lover f nature I know what I hope for but it is a fragile balanceAnd balance is ne The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 of the key themesf the book One Father Tom Padilla: Mark of the Demon Priest of Moss s recurring discussions is about achieving balance between man and nature And he also is very keen to talk about theften unintended conseuences f actions that disrupt the balance in ways that could hardly have been imagined at the time Often the effects take a long time to come into play As an example consider Britain after the Second World War and the push to provide sufficient cheap food for the nation meant significant changes to farming practices This pressure has continued and we as a nation have gone from spending something like ne third f ur income Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day on food to something likene tenth I may be exaggerating but it is that rder f magnitude This is Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) only possible becausef mass production techniues that are very very bad for nature and wildlife Today we are coming to realise that and we are seeing action to move in the pposite direction with many farmers introducing edges back to their fields where wildlife can thriveIt s an interesting read with plenty f food for thought I learned uite a few things as I read If I hadn t recently read Simon Barnes The Meaning Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks of Birds I don t think I would have set the bar uite so high and might have ended up giving this a higher rating but it doesn t have the same resonance and ualityf writing as Barnes book But recommended reading for anyone with an interesting in British nature and wildlife I ve followed Stephen Moss s writing with interest Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman over the years getting to know it first through his Guardian columnsn birdwatchingThis book is about wildlife About birds certainly but eually about all the Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition other wild creatures animals invertebrates fish and son which call Britain home He examines all their possible habitats in turn farmland woodland moorland water and wetland seaside towns and cities He discovers how ur imperative to produce ever increasing uantities #Of Cheap Food Is #cheap food is and impoverishing the habitats f so much wildlife not just n farmland increasingly turned ver to agri business but also n moorland the sea and wetlands He illustrates his arguments not nly by drawing Bases Loaded on research and statistics but with anecdote and personal stories This is a very thorough and convincing accountf the perilous state that much Have A Good Night, Volume 1 of the wildlife we thinkf as part f ur natural heritage is in Though he s careful to point ut that every creature even if not cute and well loved like the hedgehog and red suirrel has a part to play in ensuring the health f some When You Lose Your Job other creature in the food chain And he writes too about success stories the re introductionf the red kite the egrets which now that ur climate is generally warming are making regular appearances n UK waterways are just two examplesHe writes this book as a warning wanting everybody who reads it to become part Isabel the Queen: Life and Times of the fightback in a cause he regards as too important to lose His style is informal very easy to read Even when he s making known the resultsf various studies Fantastic Post Office 03 or sharing dismal statistics the information is easy to absorb and I continued to read with interest and attentionNevertheless littlef what he writes about here is unknown to the averagely well informed and concerned reader Though I really enjoyed reading this book I m not sure I learned a great deal that at some level I didn t already know about I d like to think that if I gave a copy to someone who doesn t yet think too hard about environmental matters they d find it an approachable and worthwhile read and Tim Crouch one which might change their viewpoint a little I want this book to find a wide audience I loved this book Shows what has been done to help Britain s wonderful wildlife and pointsut everything that still needs to be done before it is too late. In Devon beavers n the River Otter; and in London peregrines – the fastest living creature n the planet – which have taken up residence in the capitalElsewhere in the British countryside things are changing too What were nce nature free zones are being ‘rewilded’; giving ur wild creatures the space they need – not just to survive but also to thrive. .
Be caused by humans and a reassurance that changes can be made #to protect this precious wildlife Fascinating read A great Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics overviewf the #protect this precious wildlife Fascinating read A great DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle overviewf the situation n British wildlife and how the situation has come about It s a sad read in many places but there are signs f hope too An important subject that everyone should read about and Moss writes in such a way that takes you right into the places he describes Wildlife has been declining in Britain ver the last few decades it is an unfortunate by product f human population growth which in the modern world has increased significantly Through this book Moss suggests a few ways in which we can start to bring back some Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, of Britain s wildlife without compromising the human wayf life we can co exist with natureResponsibility is the key with a strong emphasis n a active approach to understanding the environment and ecology Moss is very aware f the impact f farming n natural land Pontius Pilate on the habitatsf wildlife though he isn t about blaming the farmers They have a job to do a nation to feed and a uota to meet to ensure profit What Moss instead suggests is that environmentally friendly methods can be adopted by farmers methods that wouldn t damage their profits too heavily but would also ensure the survival Livin de Life of wildlife He wants to work with the farmers with the nation and strive for mutual improvementFor example he suggests that space is the key He drawsn case studies studies in which farmers have left hedgerows Aeralis on their land and natural foliagen the Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half outskirts In these instances the populationf wildlife has increased insects have been attracted to the plant life and then predators have soon followed This has increased sightings Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives of rare birdsn such land Small simple changes are indeed very effective However Radio Crackling, Radio Gone oneversight I noticed was a lack f consideration for farming sustainable things Improving the methods is always good but if we can farm productive alternatives then it would eliminate much f the problemIf such ideas and responsible practices can be applied Limey Gumshoe on a larger scale tour forests to Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate our rivers and to theceans then there would be wider spread improvement Wildlife numbers would increase The real looming threat though is global climate change and its effect n the natural world If this isn t addressed then no minor improvements will have any effect Moss rightfully recognises this though it is not the focus f his book The ideas he gives are changes that we can reach for Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen on a societal levelnes that would install a sense Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade of responsibility the globe needs to adopt The writing is elouent and highly detailed it s the wordsf a man who loves the wildlife Harcourt School Publishers Collections of Britain andne who laments the fact that so much has been lostHowever the most successful element From Paella to Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure of the writing is its power to debunk the myth that Britain s countryside is ripe and green The realityf the situation is that it was On Toby's Terms once ripe and green butur way f life has changed this greatly Even now though there is a chance to change this The book is rich in ptimism a hope that things can and will get better if we work for it And therein is the rub do we want it Moss Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land offers a compelling case for improvement an excellent account that is both passionate and informed It s hard not be convinced by the argument heffers I received an advanced reading copy f this book from The Bookbag in exchange for an honest review riginally posted here Time spent with nature is never wastedA bit like time with a good book For if we lose touch with nature we will eventually lose touch with who we areYou can tell from the title Indiscretion of this book that it is not for everyone It very much focusesn Britain so is really targeted at British wildlifenature lovers But then I am Indiscretion onef thoseStephen Moss examines a number f different natural environments found across the British Isles Farmland Woods Forests Mountains Moorlands Rivers Streams Coast Sea
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Cities and Gardens Other Habitats In each case he looks at the history f these environments the current state and the potential future The history tends as it must to focus Soul Dust on damage that has been done we have Nd water voles even the humble house sparrow are in freefall But now at last there is hopeAuthor and naturalist Stephen Moss has travelled the length and breadthf the United Kingdom to see just how Britons are fighting back to save the wildlife they love In Newcastle he sees The Dyfed Enigma: Unidentified Flying Objects in West Wales otters that have returned to the river Tyne and red kites flyingver the Metro centre;. .