Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Title

1) Ballance, Alison. Kakapo: Rescued From the Brink of Extinction. 2010. Craig Potton Publishing. Hardbound: 215 pages. Price: $49.99 NZ (about $38.13 U.S. plus shipping).
SUMMARY: The Kakapo is one of New Zealand's most charismatic yet mysterious birds. It is also one of the world's most threatened species and a New Zealand conservation success story.
     Kakapo is a book that embraces science, conservation, ingenuity and personal dedication. Through an informative and entertaining mix of hard facts, history and accounts of the daily and seasonal routines of kakapo and their minders, Alison Ballance brings together these threads to tell the inspiring story of this remarkably eccentric bird.
RECOMMENDATION: For anyone interested in parrots, endangered species and the birds of New Zealand! This book is available here:

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