Flight Lines

Across the Globe on a Journey with the Astonishing Ultramarathon Birds
Andrew Darby

Description

Andrew Darby follows the odysseys of two Grey Plovers, little-known migratory shorebirds, as they take previously uncharted ultramarathon flights from the southern coast of Australia to Arctic breeding grounds. On these extraordinary flights they chance predators, typhoon weather and exhaustion before they can breed, and maybe return to familiar southern feeding grounds. But the greatest threat to these, and other long-distance migrants on the flyway, is China's dragon economy, engulfing their vital Yellow Sea staging spots.

The author meets the dedicated people working to save these intrepid birds, from Russia to Alaska, and the rim of the Arctic Sea to the coasts of the Southern Ocean. Out of their hard-won science he finds hope for the birds – a bright light for our times.

Details

  • Format
    Paperback
  • Pages
    336
  • Size
    235 x 155mm
  • Publisher
    Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN
    9781760296551
Status
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Stock Code
191059
Our Price
$32.99