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Pilgrims of the Air : The Passing of the Passenger Pigeons (Hardcover) (John Wilson Foster)
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In the fate of the North American passenger pigeon we can read much of the story of wild America the astonishment that accompanied its discovery, the allure of its natural productions, the ruthless exploitation of its commodities, and the ultimate betrayal of its peculiar genius. And in the bird’s fate can be read the essential vulnerability of species and the unpredictable passage of life itself. A morality tale for our times, this is a compelling and deeply researched chronicle of the last years of the passenger pigeon and the dawn of the New World.
Number of Pages: 242
Genre: Nature, History
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: John Wilson Foster
Street Date: October 10, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-3288
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