By Julian P. Hume,Michael Walters
that became extinct during the last 1,000 years of habitat
degradation, over-hunting and rat advent. overlaying either familiar
extinct birds and extra imprecise species, a few identified from simply one
specimen or from traveller's stories, the publication additionally appears to be like at 1000's of
species from the subfossil list - birds that disappeared with out ever
being recorded. Julian Hume and Michael Walters recreate those lost
birds in beautiful element, bringing jointly an up-to-the-minute overview of the
literature for each species. From nice Auks, Carolina Parakeets and
Dodos to the superb but thoroughly vanished chicken radiations of Hawaii
and New Zealand, through rafts of extinctions within the Pacific and elsewhere,
this booklet is either a luxurious reference and a terrifying reminder of
humanity's impression on birds.
A direct substitute for Greenway's seminal 1958 name Extinct and Vanishing Birds, this ebook may be the normal reference at the topic for generations to come.