'Where Song Began' by Tim Low is a must-read

To: John Weigel <>
Subject: 'Where Song Began' by Tim Low is a must-read
From: storm <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:29:17 +1000
There is a fabulous interview with Tim about his book on Conversations with
Richard Fidler


On 29 July 2014 23:33, John Weigel <> wrote:

> I came across promotional posters in front of an airport newsagent/book
> store a couple of weeks ago pushing Tim Low’s ‘Where Song Began’. It's an
> attractive book with a Palm Cockatoo on front cover, 320 pp text. A dozen
> pages in, and the hook was set. This is an amazing story of the Australian
> bird fauna, so full of big ideas, I'm left with a continuum of one or more
> bouncing around in my head at a time. From the titled platform of the book
> – Australia’s gift of songbirds (and many other groups of birds) to the
> world, Tim provides highly readable and compelling explanations of a
> kazillion things about Aussie birds that I never knew. The book seems to me
> to deal thoroughly about our birds from every conceivable angle from their
> evolutionary history and modern ecologies to relevant conservation issues
> such as fire mismanagement in the top end in concert with weed
> proliferation, habitat fragmentation and resulting ecological shifts (think
> noisy miner), to the plight of migratory waders. There is also a great deal
> of thoughtful consideration of man’s changing fascination and involvement
> with birds (including twitching!).  I can’t wait to read it again – will
> have many hours of flights from Cocos to Sydney over the next couple of
> days to get started!
> John Weigel
> John
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> John
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