Extinct Birds (Poyser Monographs)

Extinct Birds (Poyser Monographs)

Julian P. Hume

This is the 1st entire evaluate of the loads of poultry species and subspecies that experience turn into extinct during the last 1,000 years of habitat degradation, over-hunting and rat creation. overlaying either established icons of extinction in addition to extra imprecise birds, a few identified from only one specimen or from traveller's stories, the publication additionally seems to be at thousands of species from the subfossil checklist - birds that disappeared with no ever being recorded. Julian Hume and Michael Walters recreate those misplaced birds in wonderful element, bringing jointly an up-to-the-minute overview of the literature for each species. From nice Auks, Carolina Parakeets and Dodos to the fantastic but thoroughly vanished chicken radiations of Hawaii and New Zealand, through rafts of extinctions within the Pacific and somewhere else, this publication is either a luxurious reference and an grand testomony to humanity's influence on birds.

A direct alternative for Greenway's seminal 1958 name Extinct and Vanishing Birds, this ebook would be the ordinary reference at the topic for generations to come.

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