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Author Greenberg, Joel (Joel R.), author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  598.168 GREENBERG    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm
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 -- Appendix: 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.
Subject Passenger pigeon.
Extinct birds.
Extinct birds. (OCoLC)fst00918958
Passenger pigeon. (OCoLC)fst01054377
ISBN 9781620405369 paperback
1620405369 paperback
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