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Facing extinction : the world's rarest birds and the race to save them

Author: Paul F Donald
Publisher: London : T & AD Poyser, 2010.
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An authoritative study of extinction in birds, with case studies of 20 critically endangered species and the research initiatives designed to save them.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Facing extinction.
London : T & AD Poyser, 2010
(OCoLC)615861003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul F Donald
ISBN: 9781408139080 1408139081
OCLC Number: 701052767
Description: 1 online resource (312 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. The nature of rarity and the rarity of nature; 2. The distribution and causes of rarity; 3. Sociable Lapwing: Vanellus gregarius; 4. Spoon-billed Sandpiper: Eurynorhynchus pygmeus; 5. Brazilian Merganser: Mergus octosetaceus; 6. Royal Cinclodes: Cinclodes aricomae; 7. Bengal Florican: Houbaropsis bengalensis; 8. Liben Lark: Heteromirafra sidamoensis; 9. Yellow-crested Cockatoo: Cacatua sulphurea; 10. Rarity and extinction on islands; 11. Stephens Island Wren: Xenicus (Traversia) lyalli; 12. Tristan Albatross: Diomedea dabbenena. 13. Raso Lark: Alauda razae14. Po'ouli: Melamprosops phaeosoma; 15. Saving the world's rarest birds; 16. Kakapo: Strigops habroptila; 17. Asian vultures: Gyps bengalensis, G. tenuirostris, G. indicus; 18. Philippine Eagle: Pithecophaga jefferyi; 19. Alagoas Curassow: Mitu mitu; 20. Spix's macaw: Cyanopsitta spixii; 21. Madagascar Pochard: Aythya innotata; 22. The lost and the found; 23. Gurney's Pitta: Pitta gurneyi; 24. Forest Owlet: Heteroglaux blewitti; 25. Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris and Eskimo Curlew N. borealis; 26. Rarity and extinction in the future; References; Index. Ab; c; d; e; f; g; h; i; j; k; l; m; n; o; p; q; r; s; t; u; v; w; x; y; z.
Responsibility: Paul F. Donald [and others].

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'immensely accessible to the general reader and beautifully illustrated' The Independent (September 2010) 'fascinating' thetraveleditor.com (February 2011) 'Knowing the problem may be the first Read more...

 
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