Beasts and Birds as Farm Pests (Paperback)
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This book contains a classic guide to the various pests and harmful insects commonly found in gardens and in the British countryside, written by Scottish author and professor of natural history James Ritchie. It offers detailed descriptions of a range of wild nuisances ranging from polecats to moles and mice, with tips on how they can be managed and dealt with to prevent damage to farms or gardens. Contents include: "Are Pests Worth Bothering About? The Origin of Pests. Degrees of Harmfulness. Conflicting Interests", "Beasts and Livestock", "Interference with Stock Decreasing in Importance. The Fox. The Wild Cat, Pine Marten and Polecat", "Beasts Injurious to Crop and Pasture", "Their Nature and Numbers", etc. "Beasts and Farm Pests" will be of utility to farmers and gardeners alike, and it would make for a useful addition to collections of allied literature. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on farming.