A shadow and a song: the struggle to save an endangered species

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Chelsea Green Pub. Co., 1992 - Nature - 238 pages
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Mark Walters describes how the social forces of an era -- the space program's race to the moon, Florida's real estate development boom, and the enactment and woeful misinterpretation of the Endangered Species Act -- dramatically impacted the fate of the dusky seaside sparrow.

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Twenty years ago this reviewer saw dozens of dusky seaside sparrows in the tidal marshes near Cape Canaveral, Florida. Now they are extinct. Using extensive documentation, including interviews ... Read full review


An Island Between Two Rivers
The Sparrow
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Mark Jerome Walters is trained in veterinary medicine and journalism. He writes frequently about the connections among ecology and health and is a contributing editor to Orion magazine. Walters is a Professor of Journalism at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. His worked has appeared in Audubon, Readers Digest and other publications. He lives on Floridas Gulf coast with his wife and their two children.

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