Ascent of Birds by John Reilly
Published by Pelagic Publishing, Hard back, 342 pages Price £24.99
How many books can say ‘by the time you have read this book 3 species will have gone extinct on earth! What a book which is packed with so much information. This tells the story of where all those birds we love have come from in time. There are so many features you will learn from reading this book like ‘let’s go to Antarctica to look for fossils’. Where have the sex organ gone in birds? Short tailed Albatross living in the Atlantic to ‘Birds of Paradise’ named due to them not having legs! Many white birds have black wing tips to strengthen their feathers! Finally Great Auks off the Farne Isles in the future! Read on.