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Author Greenberg, Joel (Joel R.)

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Bloomsbury, [2014]


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  598.168 G829    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  598.168 GREENBERG    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  598.168 GRE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  598.168 GREENBERG    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Whiton Branch - Non Fiction  598.168 GREENBERG    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  598.16 G82    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  598.168 GREENBERG    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  598.16 GREENBERG    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  598.168 GR    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 289 pages, [16] pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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.
Subject Passenger pigeon.
Extinct birds.
Added Title Passenger pigeon's flight to extinction
ISBN 9781620405345 alkaline paper
1620405342 alkaline paper
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