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Flames of Extinction: The terrible toll of Australia's bushfire crisis on wildlife and the heroic efforts to save it
July 6, 2020
John Pickrell
Non-fiction: General/Other
The world watched on in horror as Australia’s nightmarish 2019-2020 bushfire season unfolded, killing more than one billion native animals, 34 people,
burning 18,000,000 hectares, destroying thousands of homes and forever changing ecosystems. From conservation scientists and Aboriginal rangers to koalas, platypus, and glossy cockatoos, meet the people and the species on the front lines of this ecological disaster. Australia is now ‘ground zero’ in the climate emergency and in 2016 earned the unenviable honour of being the first country to lose a species to climate change – the Bramble Cay melomys, a rodent washed away in a storm surge. Now we are in a race against time to save many other Australian species. In this book award-winning science writer John Pickrell investigates the effects of these devastating bushfires on Australia’s wildlife and ecosystems. He travels to the bushfire sites to tell the stories of animals that escaped the flames, the wildlife workers who rescued them, and the conservationists, land managers, rangers, ecologists, and firefighters
on the front line. He also reveals the radical new conservation methods being used to save as many plants and animals from being part of the first wave of species killed by climate change.
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World rights in all languages (excluding ANZ) sold to Island Press
Joumana Awad
UNSW Press
phone: 0289361422
UNSW Press, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052
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