Condor: To the Brink and Back--the Life and Times of One Giant Bird

Read [John Nielsen Book] * Condor: To the Brink and Back--the Life and Times of One Giant Bird Online ^ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Condor: To the Brink and Back--the Life and Times of One Giant Bird Livid critics called the plan a recipe for extinction. Scientists, farmers, developers, bird lovers, and government bureaucrats argued bitterly and often, in the process injuring one another and the species they were trying to save. In the late 1980s, the federal government made a wrenching decision -- the last remaining wild condors would be caught and taken to a pair of zoos, where they would be encouraged to breed with other captive condors. Today the giant birds are nowhere near extinct.The

Condor: To the Brink and Back--the Life and Times of One Giant Bird

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Rating : 4.19 (811 Votes)
Asin : 006008863X
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-11-03
Language : English

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16 pages of b&w photos not seen by PW. All rights reserved. One is left with the fledgling hope that the process of trial and error will indeed work out for the condors. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Provocative questions environmentalists raise include whether the very nature of the bird is sacrificed by captivity. From Publishers Weekly NPR's environment correspondent, Nielsen, writes, "The condor is a rat with ten-foot wings," adding a half-page later that no matter how you try to get rid of it, "one day it will stand, spread its giant wings, lean into the wind, and own you." The awesome, an

Livid critics called the plan a recipe for extinction. Scientists, farmers, developers, bird lovers, and government bureaucrats argued bitterly and often, in the process injuring one another and the species they were trying to save. In the late 1980s, the federal government made a wrenching decision -- the last remaining wild condors would be caught and taken to a pair of zoos, where they would be encouraged to breed with other captive condors. Today the giant birds are nowhere near extinct.The giant bird with "one wing in the grave" app

Issues abound in the struggle to save these magnificent creatures from extinction. A bit more than two decades ago the actual number of California condors had dwindled to roughly two dozen birds. If the species was to avoid extinction drastic measures were called for. There were many schools of thought as to how to deal with this impending environmental tragedy. Some even opined that the it would be best to just let the condor simply fade into history. "Condor: To The Brink And Back--The Life and Times of One Giant Bird" chronicles the struggles of those groups and individuals who were determ. I could hardly put it down Dan Jensen I picked up the 2006 edition of this book and enjoyed it thoroughly from cover to cover. I was a little put off at the start by how "the bird gets into your head". It sounded a little banal, and gave me concern that the book would be full of heavy-handed cliches, but the book immediately took off and kept soaring to the end. A great, engrossing read. It appears to be very thoroughly researched to boot. Just a few typos, though, which I expect were fixed in the 2007 ed.. Last of the Mega Fauna Allan Stellar An amazing story and an amazing book. A fantastic history of this last of the mega fauna of the pleistocene. The conservation issues are handled with skill and care. The whole history of the destruction of the native wildlife in California is reason enough to read this book. Nielsen weaves a wonderful story combined with a genuine love and respect for the animal. Was the money spent to save this bird worth it? Of course. We waste money on many things (tanks, bombers, drones, McDonalds) so any amount of money to

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