British Birds in their Haunts
by C. A. Johns
Publisher: George Routledge & Sons 1938
Number of pages: 326
This admirable work by the late Rev. C. A. Johns, F.L.S., which is now offered in a new form, has already proved the making of many a naturalist and it will be a delight and help to many more nature lovers who wish to determine a species without recourse to bulky scientific works.
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