Their Fate Is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World

Their Fate Is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World

by Peter Doherty

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Their Fate Is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World by Peter Doherty

At the heart of this book by Nobel Prize–winning immunologist and professor Peter Doherty is this striking observation: Birds detect danger to our health and the environment before we do. Following a diverse cast of bird species around the world—from tufted puffins in Puget Sound to griffon vultures in India, pigeons in East Asia, and wedge-tailed shearwaters off the islands of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—Doherty illuminates birds’ role as an early warning system for threats to the health of our planet and our own well-being.

Their Fate Is Our Fateis an impassioned call not only to attention but to action. As “citizen scientists” we can collect data, vital to cutting-edge research, that depends on the birds that are all around us. Armed with our observations, scientists will continue to uncover new ways to glimpse our future in birds—and to affirm how, truly,their fate is our fate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615190911
Publisher: Experiment, The
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peter Doherty is Laureate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. His pioneering research into human immune systems earned him the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1996, which he shared with Rolf M. Zinkernagel. The following year he was named Australian of the Year and awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia (AO). He divides his time between Melbourne and Memphis.

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