The robin was hardly understood when David Lack – Britain’s most influential ornithologist – started his scientific observations.
The Life of the Robin is a landmark in natural history, not just for its discoveries, but because of its approachable style, sharpened with an acute wit. David Lack established that robins sing to defend their territory; that males will fight to the death but will also feed injured opponents; that couples will court and mate but then ignore each other.
The Sweetest Note of All Others
Most of the houses of East Sheen in south-west London were built on farmland as part of the great explosion of suburbia between the 1890s and 1930s. The houses are solid and the rear gardens long....Read more