Silence Of The Songbirds

March 25, 2008|
Silence Of The Songbirds by Bridget Stutchbury
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Migratory songbirds are disappearing at a frightening rate. By some estimates, we may have already lost almost half the songbirds that filled the skies only 40 years ago. Following the birds on their 10,000-kilometre migratory journey, Bridget Stutchbury looks at the most threatening factors in their extinction, from pesticides, still a major concern decades after Rachel Carson first raised the alarm, to the destruction of vital habitat; from the bright lights and structures in our cities-which are a minefield for migrating birds-to climate change. We may well wake up in the near future and hear no songbirds singing. We won't only be missing their cheery calls, we'll be missing a vital part of our ecosystem.
Bridget Stutchbury completed her Master’s of Science at Queen’s University and her Ph.D. at Yale, and was a fellow and research associate at the Smithsonian Institute. She is now professor of biology at York University and is affiliated with more than a dozen organizations that seek to preserve bird habitats. In 2005, Stutchbury was na...
Title:Silence Of The Songbirds
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.75 in
Published:March 25, 2008
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780006395775

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