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Where song began : Australia's birds and how they changed the world

Author: Tim Low
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Yale editionView all editions and formats
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An authoritative and entertaining exploration of Australia's distinctive birds and their unheralded role in global evolution

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Low
ISBN: 9780300221664 0300221665
OCLC Number: 939994070
Notes: Originally published: Melbourne, Vic. : Penguin Group (Australia), 2014. With new preface.
Description: xi, 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface to the Yale edition --
Introduction --
Food worth defending --
Forests that exude energy --
The first song --
New Guinea : Australia's northern province --
Land of parrots --
The last of the forest giants --
Australia as a centre of origin --
The forest makers --
Of grass and fire --
Life in a liquid landscape --
A continent compared --
People and birds.
Other Titles: Australia's birds and how they changed the world
Responsibility: Tim Low.
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"Both informative and provocative, Where Song Began will be enjoyed by all who are interested in birds. It is well written, engaging, and scholarly. A great read."-John M. Marzluff, author of Welcome Read more...

 
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