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Through a naturalist’s eyes

By - Robert Burton

It was Lazaro Spallanzani who first showed that animals live in a world very differennt from ours. In 1793, he found that blind bats could fly around a room without hitting the walls or bumping into people. In the following year, Charles Jurine demonstrated the corollary that deaf bats are hopelessly confused and blunder about.

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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