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'Toward the end of his highly enjoyable book Where Song Began, Tim Low informs us that “it might be said that the world has one hemisphere weighted towards mammals and one towards birds.” The hemisphere weighted toward mammals is the northern one. And Low makes a convincing case that, in the south, birds of a most extravagant type occur. But is the southern hemisphere truly weighted toward birds? One window into the question is through bird–human interactions. We humans are used to getting our way with nature, but in the Antipodes birds occasionally gain the upper hand.' (Introduction)



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    y separately published work icon The Best Australian Essays 2017 Anna Goldsworthy (editor), Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017 11466492 2017 anthology essay

    'The Best Australian Essays showcase the nation’s most eloquent, insightful and urgent non-fiction writing. In her first time as editor, award-winning author Anna Goldsworthy chooses brilliant pieces that provoke, unveil, engage and enlighten, and get to the heart of what’s really happening in Australia and the world.' (Publication summary)

    Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017
    pg. 1-9
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    y separately published work icon The New York Review of Books 9 March 2017 13571537 2017 newspaper issue 2017
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