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Title   Atlas of Rare Birds 

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Author   COUZENS D  ISBN   9781847735355  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   New Holland  Group   Reference View shopping cart
Binding   Hardback Category   Natural Hist  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2010 
Subject   Wildlife: birds & birdwatching 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
Order Status   Not currently on order 
Synopsis A guide to some of the rarest birds in existence, brought together by the maps showing where in the world you can find them. The book will focus on 50 captivating stories of the very rare, including remarkable discoveries of species new to science, rediscoveries of species not seen for centuries and 'back from the brink of extinction' successes like Seychelles Magpie-Robin and California Condor. Each species has its own mini-chapter and the book will be broken down into key groups of species, with the five most amazing tales of island endemics, five most bizarre cases of a bird becoming threatened, and so on. This will be an accessible, readable and visually appealing take on a serious subject of threatened birds and possible extinctions - a topic that is constantly in the news due to increasing concerns over climate change and habitat destruction. The atlas format shows the global nature of the problem and brings together the many strands of the concerted bird conservation effort that is taking place on every continent. It also lends and element of accessibility to the reader as many of the species featured can be watched on birding tours these days.

Featured in the 13 December 2010 New Zealand newsletter.
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