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Atlas of Rare Birds Hardcover – August 13, 2010

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Atlas of Rare Birds is an accessible, readable, and visually appealing take on the serious subject of threatened birds and possible extinction.

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Dominic Couzens is a full-time ornithologist based in Ferndown, Dorset, England. He is the author of Top 100 Birding Sites of the World and Bird Migration.
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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; 1 edition (August 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 026201517X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262015172
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,908,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dominic Couzens' guide to 50 of the rarest birds of the world is as stunning photographically as it is saddening psychologically. The reader is treated to page after page of marvelous images of rarely-seen ducks, condors, mockingbirds, warbler, falcons, sandpipers, doves and macaws, over 200 pix in all. The accompanying text often reveals many of those lovely creatures are threatened with extinction, never to be seen and enjoyed again. The reader cannot help but be affected by this absorbing MIT Press/BirdLife International 2010 release.

Couzins divides his topic into ten categories/chapters that emphasize different aspects of bird extinction: 'Back from the Brink,' 'Perils of Island Living,' 'Threats in Many Guises,' 'Unexpected Calamities,' 'Lost Causes,' 'Controversies,' 'Rediscoveries' and so on. As brought out in these chapters, many factors make bird conservation difficult - sensitive habitat, size of habitat, economic conditions of the country where the species resides, the trade-off between human and bird interests, etc. Difficulties only increase with migrating birds.

Each chapter makes for enlightening reading. The first chapter,'Back from the Brink,' for example, relates the success achieved in attempts to bring a particular species back using surviving examples. Species covered include the California Condor, Kakpo, Laysan Duck, Seychelles Magpie-Robin and Crested Ibis. Each bird gets a four-page spread with several color photographs and a color map. Couzin relates that species' history, recounting causes of decline, efforts to build up the population, future prospects, etc.
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I never realized there were that many rare birds. I was also nice to read about the birds I knew and learn more.
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