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And No Birds Sing: The Story of an Ecological Disaster in a Tropical Paradise

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And No Birds Sing is a true environmental detective story that explores one of the strangest ecological disasters of this century - the extinction of birds on the island of Guam. As early as the 1960s, game wardens on the Pacific island noticed that the bird population was dwindling. In the late 1970s, the pace clearly accelerated. Yet, there were no carcasses or clues. It ...more
Hardcover, 283 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Simon & Schuster
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Jennifer Wilcox
Sep 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The style of this book received some criticism so I was expecting a little friction when it was handed to me before I took off to catch a plane back home to North America. To my delight, Jaffe actually did an excellent job of presenting some very important issues and fascinating information to a broad audience.
I especially appreciated the story having just finished working with endangered crows on the island of Rota and being very familiar with the snake problem on Guam. However, I think the
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Jul 17, 2013 added it
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I wasn't able to finish this book. I tackled a subject, nature stuff, that I often don't read. It was a well-written account of scientists who worked to determine why bird populations on Guam were dimishing. Amazingly, the results of the tests were mentioned on the exterior of the book. Anyway, I stuck with it as long as I could.
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