Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Book Review: The Passenger Pigeon

With the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon having occurred in September, there have been many works on the subject published recently. Some have been in depth studies of every aspect of the life and extinction of the Passenger Pigeon, but as Fuller says in the introduction, that's not his objective with this book. Instead, he envisions The Passenger Pigeon  as a celebration of the Passenger Pigeon and he does a beautiful job making this book exactly that.

From start to finish, the text is informative and entertaining and the photos and artwork are fascinating. Whether you've studied the Passenger Pigeon for years or haven't even heard of the species, I would highly recommend this book. This is a sad and tragic story of extinction but is one that everyone should be familiar with so that we can avoid the same problems with other species now and in the future.

You can read my review of another book from Errol Fuller, Lost Animals, here.

Title: The Passenger Pigeon
Author: Errol Fuller
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: September 15, 2014

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