Comprehensive monograph examining the involvement of humans with ducks, geese and swans. The book covers taxonomy and natural history of wildfowl, the history of domestication worldwide, wildfowling, conservation and captive breeding, conflicts with agriculture, and the place of wildfowl in folklore and literature. 1990
Winner of the 1990 Natural World Book of the Year Award
Digital reprint of a book originally published in 1990.