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Where Have All the Birds Gone?: Pollinators in Crisis



by
Rebecca E. Hirsch

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Lerner
Imprint
Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN
9781728431772
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Birds are everywhere—on land, on water, in the skies. But bird populations, especially in North America, are declining—drastically. Rebecca E. Hirsch, author of Where Have All the Bees Gone?, looks closely at another crisis in nature. Scientists have discovered immense losses in bird populations across the continent, but what are the consequences? Read about the vast impacts birds have on ecosystems, food systems, and our mental health and what we can do to protect them. Experts are turning to infrastructure changes—windows and lights, habitat protection, and safer farming and feeding practices. Community education is vital for birds’ survival.

Author’s note. Glossary. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Suggestions for further information. Index. Full-color photographs, maps, and illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

120

Trim Size

6" x 9"

Dewey

639.9/78

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

1030L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Mar 2022

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Birds. Conservation. Bird populations. Environmental science. Ecosystems. North American history. Bird migration. Habitat loss.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up-Scientist and naturalist Hirsch uses a clear and straightforward style to describe factors leading to the loss of three billion North American birds since 1970 and the meaning of such a catastrophic loss to the environment. Her sobering description of the wanton and widespread killing of the passenger pigeon, a North American bird numbering in the millions in the last century, provides a historical context of careless extinction. She contrasts this with the response to the death of hundreds of migrating songbirds that flew into skyscraper plate glass windows in 2020 as she describes steps taken to prevent a recurrence of such a tragedy. The chapters flow from topic to topic with a text that is easy to read and understand on many levels, including for those beginning to study environmental issues. Sidebars amplify the information in the narrative, and a wide range of color photographs, maps, and drawings is engaging and illustrates the diversity of individuals working on environmental issues. Not all doom and gloom, specific chapters describe how individuals can make a difference. The glossary and index make this useful for reports, while the bibliography and source notes provide jumping off points for further exploration. VERDICT Recommended as a first purchase for school and public library collections.-Frances E. Millhouser

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up-Scientist and naturalist Hirsch uses a clear and straightforward style to describe factors leading to the loss of three billion North American birds since 1970 and the meaning of such a catastrophic loss to the environment. Her sobering description of the wanton and widespread killing of the passenger pigeon, a North American bird numbering in the millions in the last century, provides a historical context of careless extinction. She contrasts this with the response to the death of hundreds of migrating songbirds that flew into skyscraper plate glass windows in 2020 as she describes steps taken to prevent a recurrence of such a tragedy. The chapters flow from topic to topic with a text that is easy to read and understand on many levels, including for those beginning to study environmental issues. Sidebars amplify the information in the narrative, and a wide range of color photographs, maps, and drawings is engaging and illustrates the diversity of individuals working on environmental issues. Not all doom and gloom, specific chapters describe how individuals can make a difference. The glossary and index make this useful for reports, while the bibliography and source notes provide jumping off points for further exploration. VERDICT Recommended as a first purchase for school and public library collections.-Frances E. Millhouser

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