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Extinct Birds

By: Errol Fuller(Author)

400 pages, 200 colour & b/w photos, 104 colour & b/w illustrations

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 2 | #116110 | ISBN: 0198508379
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Please note (December 2013): we are in contact with a supplier who has a batch of new and unsold stock of this title and can as such make the book available again as long as their stocks last.

Draws together knowledge of bird species that have become extinct since 1600, such as the Great Auk, Dodo and the Moas. Each bird is described and beautifully illustrated, with a discussion of its appearance in historical records and what is known about the timing and manner of extinction. The new edition contains more illustrative material, more recent information on extinct species, and includes species that have become exinct since the first edition was published in 1987. Fuller's book is a fascinating record of those species of birds which have been unable to adapt and survive, and a timely reminder of the human capacity to change the environment for the worse.

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