A Feathered River Across the Sky

by Joel Greenberg
Category: "Nature/Science"
Pages:242
Year of Publication:2014
Date Added:05/20/2014
Date Read:07/31/2014
Notes:Subtitle: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

A study of the Passenger Pigeon, including chapters on its life history (what is known about it), its exploitation and its extinction.
My Rating: 7

Reviews for A Feathered River Across the Sky

Review - A Feathered River Across the Sky

Informative, if a bit dry. At times, it's little more than a recitation of facts. Greenberg discovered everything he could about the bird and shared all of it in this book.

At the same time, it made me sad. It would have been so simple to preserve the species, at least for a while longer, and without hurting anybody. But people simply didn't think of conservation until it was too late. I see it, of course, as more evidence that we live in a broken world. Perhaps, due to the ignorance and greed of mankind, the extinction of this, and many other species, is inevitable.
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