The flight of the emu: a hundred years of Australian ornithology, 1901-2001

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Melbourne University Press, 2001 - History - 492 pages
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History of Australian birding in the 20th century, based on the journal of the former Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union - 'The Emu'. Explores ornithological research in various museums, universities, government agencies and community groups, and details many of the scientific expeditions and bird-related adventures over the decades. Includes colour and black-and-white photos, appendices, notes, bibliography and index. Author has previously written 'Defending the Little Desert' and co-edited 'Ecology and Empire'.

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Contents

Collectors Collections
24
Whats in a Name? Gregory Mathews and the 1926 Checklist
49
Searching for Night Parrots
71
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Libby Robin is an environmental historian who has had a long interest in conservation initiatives in deserts.