The passenger pigeon
Errol Fuller
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"At the start of the nineteenth century, Passenger Pigeons were perhaps the most abundant birds on the planet, numbering literally in the billions. The flocks were so large and so dense that they blackened the skies, even blotting out the sun for days at a stretch. Yet by the end of the century, the most common bird in North America had vanished from the wild. In 1914, the last known representative of her species, Martha, died in a cage at the Cincinnati Zoo."--Dust jacket.

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"At the start of the nineteenth century, Passenger Pigeons were perhaps the most abundant birds on the planet, numbering literally in the billions. The flocks were so large and so dense that they blackened the skies, even blotting out the sun for days at a stretch. Yet by the end of the century, the most common bird in North America had vanished from the wild. In 1914, the last known representative of her species, Martha, died in a cage at the Cincinnati Zoo."--Dust jacket.

The passenger pigeon

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Edition Description

"At the start of the nineteenth century, Passenger Pigeons were perhaps the most abundant birds on the planet, numbering literally in the billions. The flocks were so large and so dense that they blackened the skies, even blotting out the sun for days at a stretch. Yet by the end of the century, the most common bird in North America had vanished from the wild. In 1914, the last known representative of her species, Martha, died in a cage at the Cincinnati Zoo."--Dust jacket.

Table of Contents

Prologue
Introduction
The annals of extinction
Imagine
The bird
The downward spiral
Extinction : the causes
The last captives
Martha
Art and books
Quotations
Appendix : a magnificent flying machine.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-174) and index.

Copyright Date
2015

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
598.6/5
Library of Congress
QL696.C63 F85 2015, QL696.C63F85 2015

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27185558M
ISBN 10
0691162956
ISBN 13
9780691162959
LC Control Number
2014938023
OCLC/WorldCat
877364528

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