Extinct Birds

Extinct Birds

by Julian P. Hume, Michael Walters
     
 

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This is the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of bird species
that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitat
degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. Covering both familiar
extinct birds and more obscure species, some known from just one
specimen or from traveller's tales, the book also looks at hundreds of
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This is the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of bird species
that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitat
degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. Covering both familiar
extinct birds and more obscure species, some known from just one
specimen or from traveller's tales, the book also looks at hundreds of
species from the subfossil record - birds that disappeared without ever
being recorded. Julian Hume and Michael Walters recreate these lost
birds in stunning detail, bringing together an up to date review of the
literature for every species. From Great Auks, Carolina Parakeets and
Dodos to the amazing yet completely vanished bird radiations of Hawaii
and New Zealand, via rafts of extinctions in the Pacific and elsewhere,
this book is both a sumptuous reference and a terrifying reminder of
humanity's impact on birds.



A direct replacement for Greenway's seminal 1958 title Extinct and Vanishing Birds, this book will be the standard reference on the subject for generations to come.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408158623
Publisher:
BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
Publication date:
03/19/2012
Series:
Poyser Monographs
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
File size:
8 MB

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