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By Simon Kuper, Stefan Szymanski

Soccernomics pioneers a brand new means of football via meticulous, empirical research and incisive, witty observation. The San Francisco Chronicle describes it as “the so much clever e-book ever written approximately soccer.”

This World Cup edition positive aspects new fabric, together with a provocative exam of ways football golf equipment may well truly begin making earnings, why that’s bad, and the way soccer’s by no means had it so sturdy.

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In the fifth year it was defended as usual by a pair of Mistle Thrushes, but was overwhelmed and stripped during a very severe spell in January when one of the defended hollies under observation was also overwhelmed by a flock of Red wings and Fieldfares. Seed- and pulp-predators. W oodpigeons frequently eat haws and their droppings collected from beneath roosts have contained large numbers of haw seeds, of which some were broken but the great majority were intact. Hence Woodpigeons must be mainly dispersers of haws, and we include them with the dispersers in Table 9.

A large part of the largest clump of mistletoes at Halton had been cut down and removed around Christmas time, severely disrupting our observations; but for some reason a few good-sized bunches, covered with fruit, had been left lying on the ground at the foot of the tree. On 13 January we took these home, tied them to our two apple trees in conspicuous positions and awaited results. The nearest other mistletoes (those mentioned above) were about 350 m away. For 14 days no bird showed any interest in the mistletoe berries, although the weather at the time was very severe and several hungry Blackbirds, Song Thrushes and one Fieldfare were feeding on rotten apples and other food that we had put out just below the mistletoes.

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