Wild Echoes: Encounters with the Most Endangered Animals in North America

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University of Illinois Press, 2003 - Nature - 325 pages
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Chronicles the author's experiences tracking down and interacting with the few remaining members of nine of North America's most endangered species. This book describes the factors, both manufactured and natural, that have led to the animals' endangerment. It examines the efforts of those who hope to pull species back from the brink of extinction.
 

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Bergman's account of his experiences with the gray wolf, dusky seaside sparrow, California condor, Florida panther, manatee, Puerto Rican parrot, black-footed ferret, right whale, and trumpeter swan ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the Illinois Paperback
ix
Acknowledgments
xvii
Introduction
1
Hunger Makes the Wolf
11
The Fall of a Sparrow
45
Carrion for Condors
56
A Panther in a Swamp
92
Sirens
106
So Ignoble a Leviathan
177
Rumors of Existence
217
The Black Door
243
Partial List of Extinctions in the United States and US Territories
249
Organizations Concerned with Wildlife Extinctions and the Environment
267
Updated Status of Featured Species
281
Select Bibliography
287
Index
315

Guns and Parrots
127
Green Eyes at Night
162

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Page vi - For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts. Even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath, so that a man hath no pre-eminence above a beast; for all is vanity. Ecclesiastes

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