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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 03.3 February 1992

Britain's Arable Weeds

By - P J Wilson

The history of settled, non-nomadic human civilisation is paralleled by the history of cereal cultivation, and to a large extent the two are mutually dependent. Weeds have accompanied these cultivated annual grasses since their wild days, and in a very real sense the history of weeds is the history of mankind.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist