Flames of Extinction: The Race to Save Australia’s Threatened Wildlife

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The world was in shock when Australia went up in flames which led to the death or loss of habit for several species of wildlife. Flames of Extinction captures the stories and facts behind these record-setting fires with a specific look at the damage done to the various species. John Pickrell was one of the journalists that were tasked with reporting throughout the time of crisis and how these stories led to hope in the scientists, Australians, and volunteers that joined forces to save the wildlife and environment.

Pickrell takes you into this time of crisis through snippets from the articles written during this time and personal experience. Through heavily detailed chapters, take an inside look at events that were taking place in Australia at the time and straight into the rescues of the various animals. The stories included throughout are poignant and feature a look at the various volunteers such as ecologist Maria Matthes and the various rescue animals that helped such as Koala detection dog Bear. Thorough and vivid, Flames of Extinction is an amazing resource that allows you to see a poignant examination of the wildfires and the race to save the wildlife.


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Author John Pickrell
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 296 pages
Publisher Island Press
Publish Date 15-Apr-2021
ISBN 9781642832020
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Issue September 2021
Category Science & Nature
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