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In the early nineteenth century there were so many passenger pigeons that the sky darkened when they flew overhead; it took three days for flocks to pass. They were killed by hunters or disappeared when their oak and beech habitats were destroyed. The last bird, named Martha (only the last of any species seems to merit a human name), died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1905. Here, in photographs and words, are stirring reminders of wild beauty that is no more, as well as profiles of species whose survival is in peril. Rosamond Purcell's seventy spectacular color photographs--taken primarily at the Natural History Museum in Leiden, Holland, which holds the world's most extensive collection of lost species--tell a haunting and foreboding tale.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395892282
Author:
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Nature & Wildlife
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Endangered species
Subject:
Extinct animals
Subject:
Endangered species -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
Extinct animals -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155).
Publication Date:
June 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.14x9.02x.76 in. 1.52 lbs.

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Animal Rights
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Extinction

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