First U.S. edition. - New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
xiii, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Passenger pigeon's flight to extinction
Includes bibliographical references (pages -274) and index.
Life of the wanderer
My blood shall be your blood : indians and passenger pigeons
A legacy of awe
Pigeons as provisions to pigeons as products
Means of destruction
Profiles in killing
The tempest was spent : the last great nestings
Flights to the finish
Martha and her kin : the captive flocks
Extinction and beyond
A passenger pigeon miscellany.
Naturalist Joel Greenberg relates how the pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. His cautionary tale provides a close look at what happens when species and natural resources are not harvested sustainably.