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A feathered river across the sky : the passenger pigeon's flight to extinction / Joel Greenberg.

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Author/Creator:
Greenberg, Joel (Joel R.)
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2014
Imprint:
First U.S. edition. - New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiii, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Title Variation:
Passenger pigeon's flight to extinction
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-274) and index.
Contents:
  • 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.
Summary:
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.
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ISBN:
9781620405345
1620405342

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