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Where Song Began
By Tim Low

Where Song Began

Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World

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Where Song Began by Tim Low

Book Awards

  • 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Peoples Choice Award
  • Shortlisted for 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards General Non-fiction Book of the Year
  • Shortlisted for 2015 Indie Book Awards Non-Fiction

Book Description

Renowned for its unusual mammals, Australia is a land of birds that are just as unusual, just as striking, a result of the continent's tens of millions of years of isolation. Compared with birds elsewhere, ours are more likely to be intelligent, aggressive and loud, to live in complex societies, and to be large and long-lived.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780670077960
ISBN-10: 0670077968
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 31mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Viking Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 25-Jun-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

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Tim Low, biologist and author of Where Song Began, chats to John Purcell

Published on 27 Aug 2014 Tim Low is one of Australia's most respected biologists and authors. His latest book Where Song Began, the story of Australia's songbirds, has been one of the word-mouth-hits of the year. He chats with John Purcell about its success and the story behind it.


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Author Biography - Tim Low

Tim Low Tim Low is highly regarded as a biologist and writer. He is the prize-winning author of Feral Future, The New Nature, and Wild Food Plants of Australia. Tim is motivated to write by an interest in exploring ecological issues and in promoting interest in nature. His early books focussed on edible and other useful wild plants, as a way of portraying them as personally relevent. They helped popularise the bush foods movement. His more recent books are wider in scope, focussing on recent ecological changes in Australia and more widely. Tim has an interest in photography and all his books contain some of his photos.

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