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Tim Low Tim Low i(A77162 works by)
Born: Established: 1956 ;
Gender: Male
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Where Song Began : Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World 2014 single work non-fiction

'Renowned for its unusual mammals, Australia is a land of birds that are just as unusual, just as striking, a result of the continent's tens of millions of years of isolation. Compared with birds elsewhere, ours are more likely to be intelligent, aggressive and loud, to live in complex societies, and are long-lived. They're also ecologically more powerful, exerting more influences on forests than other birds.

'But unlike the mammals, the birds did not keep to Australia; they spread around the globe. Australia provided the world with its songbirds and parrots, the most intelligent of all bird groups. It was thought in Darwin's time that species generated in the Southern Hemisphere could not succeed in the Northern, an idea that was proven wrong in respect of birds in the 1980s but not properly accepted by the world's scientists until 2004 – because, says Tim Low, most ornithologists live in the Northern Hemisphere.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2015 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Non-Fiction Book of the Year
2015 shortlisted Indie Awards Nonfiction
2015 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards People's Choice Award
2015 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction
2014 highly commended The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Excellence in Non-fiction Award
2014 winner 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature The Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize
2014 shortlisted 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature
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