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A powerful catalogue of the damage humans are inflicting on wildlife,
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This review is from: Silent Summer: The State of Wildlife in Britain and Ireland (Hardcover)
This is not a cover-to-cover "reader", but dipping one learns a lot, over and over. I had not recognised that insects are such a good indicator of habitat health, nor that so many have declined to such an extent. Fly fishermen tell of the change in salmon and trout habits - the fish are no longer so picky about the "correct" fishing fly because there are no more hatchings of massive swarms of blackfly (or whatever fly used to be in season). Fascinating book, far more academic than Silent Spring, but evidenced and referenced declines in almost all quarters, across almost all animal species. Much food for thought.