Silence Of The Songbirds by Bridget Stutchbury

Silence Of The Songbirds

byBridget Stutchbury

Paperback | March 25, 2008

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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.

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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...
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Title:Silence Of The SongbirdsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.75 inPublished:March 25, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780006395775

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“Bridget Stutchbury’s writing draws us deeply into the personal lives of the birds, where little-known calls are pregnant with meaning. How joyful it is to learn such intimate and steamy details about the secret language of the birds.”