'Maslen’s book is a clarion call for Australia’s brilliant but disappearing birds.' Bob Brown, former Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens
In An Uncertain Future, Geoffrey Maslen takes us into the fascinating lives of Australian birds, showing us how intelligent they are, the significant threats they face due to disappearing habitats and climate change and how essential these angels of the air are to our own survival. Soaring through the skies, light as the air itself, birds are the closest creatures we have to angels on the planet. They bring song and beauty to our lives, and they play a significant role in sustaining Earth’s ecosystems.
But birds are also facing the threat of extinction. Drawing on numerous interviews with researchers and biologists studying birdlife in Australia and dozens of scientific reports from around the world, Maslen reveals a dire picture of what plummeting bird populations means for humanity.
About the Author
Geoffrey Maslen is a former industrial chemist, teacher, lecturer in science education, and a journalist. He was education editor at The Age for 12 years and is founding editor of the global online news site University World News. He has written for a range of international publications and is the author of nine books, including Too Late. How we’ve lost the battle with climate change and An Uncertain Future: Australian Birdlife in Danger both published by Hardie Grant in 2017.