Return of the Crazy Bird

The Sad, Strange Tale of the Dodo

  • Authors
  • Clara¬†Pinto-Correia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pages 16-46
  3. Pages 110-132
  4. Pages 134-176
  5. Pages 178-197
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-216

About this book


Although everybody is familiar with the dodo bird, very few people know its history. Yet this history is compelling when read as a fable of the negative impact of humans on Earth's ecosystems. The author describes the complexity of the factors involved in animal extinction. Although we think of ourselves as more ecologically aware than our ancestors, we are propelling extinction to alarming rates.


Museum Nation animals biology bird nature zoology

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