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An uncertain future : Australian birdlife in danger / Geoffrey Maslen ; photography by Dr Rohan Clarke.
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D598.0994/MAS/MAIN
Richmond, Victoria Hardie Grant Books,
2017.
x, 294 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-290) and index.
Soaring through the skies, light as the air itself, birds are the closest creatures we have to angels on the planet. They bring song and beauty to our lives, and they play a significant role in sustaining Earth's ecosystems. But birds are also facing the threat of extinction. In An Uncertain Future, Geoffrey Maslen takes us into the fascinating lives of Australian birds, showing us how intelligent they are, the significant threats they face due to disappearing habitats and climate change and how essential these angels of the air are to our own survival. Drawing on numerous interviews with researchers and biologists studying birdlife in Australia and dozens of scientific reports from around the world, Maslen reveals a dire picture of what plummeting bird populations means for humanity.
9781743793237;
https://library.australianmuseum.net.au//fullRecord.jsp?recno=67809
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Sixth Mass Extinction -- 2.Catastrophic Collapse of Seabirds -- 3.Secret, Silent Killer of Sea Life -- 4.Ashmore Reef: A Tropical Paradise for Seabirds -- 5.Traversing the Globe: The Bass Strait Mutton-Birds --
6.Saving Australia's Threatened Species -- 7.Giving New Life to the Babbler -- 8.A Multicoloured Mob of Angels -- 9.The East Coast Mafia: Masked and Dangerous -- 10.Magpies: Mozarts of the Bush (One) -- 11.Magpies: Mozarts of the Bush (Two) -- 12.Selfish Genes and Cooperative Breeders -- 13.Lyrebirds: A Scratch and Scramble Life (One) -- 14.Lyrebirds: A Scratch and Scramble Life (Two) -- 15.Corvids: The Smartest Birds of All -- 16.The Clever Birds People Like to Eat -- 17.Songbirds: Australia's Gift to the World -- 18.The Origins and the Future of Birds -- 19.Tackling the Extinction Threat.
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