Vanishing Birds: Their Natural History and Conservation
"The histories of several extinct species, including the Dodo, the Great Auk and the Passenger Pigeon are discussed in detail, with the aim of extablishing general principles than can be of help in the conservation of endangered species." --Dust jacket.
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Foreword by Bruce Campbell
The EVOLUTION OF BIRDS
THREE CASE HISTORIES OF EXTINCTION
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