THE BIRDS: Why the passenger pigeon became extinct.
BY JONATHAN ROSEN, The New Yorker
JANUARY 6, 2014
“The first major work in sixty years about the most famous extinct species since the dodo…equal parts natural history, elegy, and environmental outcry…A painstaking researcher, Greenberg writes with a naturalist’s curiosity about the birds…Answering even basic questions about the passenger pigeon requires a sort of forensic ornithology, which gives FEATHERED RIVER ACROSS THE SKY an unexpected poignancy.”
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