Chatswood: New Holland Publishers, 2011. Quarto, dustwrapper, colour photographs, maps.
Comprehensive in scope and content, this book has been written by an acknowledged natural history expert, with the support of BirdLife International, a pivotal organization in the conservation of birds. Displays species that are vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. Detailed summaries of the pressures that threaten birds around the world. Descriptions of the major habitats of the world and the threats to them and their bird fauna. The conservation actions that are in place to rescue threatened bird species. Encyclopaedic in scope, this book features all 1,227 species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, thoroughly detailing the environmental pressures and conservation prescriptions that hold their futures in the balance.
About the author.
Martin Walters is a writer, editor and naturalist based in Cambridge, England. He studied zoology at the University of Oxford and spent several years as Biological sciences editor at the Cambridge University Press, where he was responsible for developing the botany, ecology, and natural history lists. His particular interests lie in birds and bird song, travel and he is also a field botanist, with a special interest in vegetation, habitats and conservation.
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