Song of the Dodo

Subject: Song of the Dodo
From: Susan Knowles <>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 09:27:53 +1000
I have just finished reading "The song of the Dodo: Island biogeography in
an age of extinctions" by David Quammen (Scribner 1996). Unfortunately I
did not keep the original message recommending this so I cannot thank the
person who recommended it, but I cannot praise it too highly.  It explains
complex scientific concepts in a readable, sometimes chatty style and
should be essential reading for anybody interested in the survival of the
natural environment.  The story of the Mauritius Kestrel is heartening -
others are less so.

Nag your local library to buy a copy.

Susan Knowles                           
Deputy Law Librarian                    Ph: (02) 9385 3789
University of NSW                       Fax: (612) 9385 1236

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