The Flight of the Emu; A hundred years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001
The Emu is the journal of the former Royal Australian Ornithologists Union, now known as Birds Australia. In this book the author describes the achievements and the increasing importance of ornithology in Australia, both amateur and professional, over the past hundred years. Discusses issues of conservation and environmental management, scientific collecting, smuggling and bird protection. Also explores the tensions between amateur and professional ornithologists.