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Lost Land of the Dodo


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Anthony Cheke, an expert in the chronology and interactions of introduced animals and plants with the extinction process of native species, led the British Ornithological Union expedition to the Mascarene Islands in 1973 and has returned many times since. He lives in Oxford, England. Julian Hume, renowned for artistic re-creations of extinct species in their natural habitats, has published extensively on the paleontology of the Mascarene Islands. He is a research fellow at the University of Portsmouth and the Natural History Museum in London. He lives in Portsmouth, England.


"An outstanding book on the Mascarene Islands, famous for their unique but devastated native wildlife. No other book covers the entire ecological history of the Islands."-Roger Safford, BirdLife International

-- Roger Safford

"A landmark volume on island biogeography, Lost Land of the Dodo should be required reading for anyone with an interest in island extinctions and conservation."-Joanne H. Cooper, Bird Group, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London -- Joanne H. Cooper
"A scientific resource that will long be essential to anyone studying evolution and conservation of insular organisms."-Storrs L. Olson, Science -- Storrs L. Olson * Science *
"Anyone interested in biogeography will want this book!"-Scienceblogs.com * Scienceblogs.com *
"Impressively researched. . . . Richly illustrated. . . . A lovely yet tragic story that holds many general lessons for conservation biology in an increasingly fragmented world. . . . Highly recommended."-Choice * Choice *

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