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The Passenger Pigeon

Passenger Pigeons
Author: Errol Fuller
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691162956
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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. This stunningly illustrated book tells the astonishing story of North America's Passenger Pigeon, a bird species that—like the Tyrannosaur, the Mammoth, and the Dodo—has become one of the great icons of extinction. Errol Fuller describes how these fast, agile, and handsomely plumaged birds were immortalized by the ornithologist and painter John James Audubon, and captured the imagination of writers such as James Fenimore Cooper, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain. He shows how widespread deforestation, the demand for cheap and plentiful pigeon meat, and the indiscriminate killing of Passenger Pigeons for sport led to their catastrophic decline. Fuller provides an evocative memorial to a bird species that was once so important to the ecology of North America, and reminds us of just how fragile the natural world can be. Published in the centennial year of Martha’s death, The Passenger Pigeon features rare archival images as well as haunting photos of live birds.
The Passenger Pigeon
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Errol Fuller
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-15 - Publisher: Princeton University Press
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
The Passenger Pigeon
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: John Audubon
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-31 - Publisher: American Roots
The great American naturalist John James Audubon is best known for his beautiful drawings of birds, collected in The Birds of America (1827-1838). The five-volume Ornithological Biography, a companion to the collection of drawings, was published in 1831 and includes this essay on the Passenger Pigeon, also known as the
A Feathered River Across the Sky
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Joel Greenberg
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-02 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The epic story of why passenger pigeons became extinct and what that says about our current relationship with the natural world.
Passenger Pigeons
Language: en
Pages: 8
Authors: William C. Armstrong
Categories: Passenger pigeon
Type: BOOK - Published: 1931 - Publisher:
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Passenger Pigeons and Stool Pigeons
Language: en
Pages: 5
Authors: Eugene T. Petersen
Categories: Passenger pigeon
Type: BOOK - Published: 1956 - Publisher:
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Passenger Pigeon
Language: un
Pages: 24
Authors: Graham Coleman
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub
Describes what is known of the history and habits of the North American bird that once numbered in the millions before becoming extinct in the early twentieth century.
A Message from Martha
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Mark Avery
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-17 - Publisher: A&C Black
September 1st, 2014 marked the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history – the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species became extinct on that fateful day, with the death in Cincinnati Zoo of Martha – the
The Passenger Pigeon
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Susan D. Morrison
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Crestwood House
Discusses the history of the passenger pigeon, which at one time made up one-quarter of the birds of America but is now extinct.
Martha
Language: en
Pages: 138
Authors: Greg Benchwick
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-10 - Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Based on the real-life events that triggered the greatest mass extinction in modern history – the end of the passenger pigeon – Martha takes budding readers on a grand adventure through a magical world complete with mystic owls, tom-fooling mice and a little straw-haired boy who protects the last living
Passenger Pigeons
Language: un
Pages:
Authors: Greg Benchwick
Categories: Birds
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher:
Now extinct, the passenger pigeon was probably once the most numerous bird on earth. Includes photographs which were kindly made available by the Biology Department at Ball State University.