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    A feathered river across the sky : the passenger pigeon's flight to extinction / Joel Greenberg.
    by Greenberg, Joel (Joel R.)
    New York, NY : Bloomsbury, c2014.
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    9781620405345 :
    1620405342 :
    Bib #: 
    883959
    Description: 
    xiii, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustration (some color), maps ; 25 cm
    Edition: 
    First U.S. edition.
    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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