A Message from Martha – the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon and its relevance today

MarthanewcoverA Message from Martha tells the tale of the extinction of the most numerous bird species the earth has ever know, which ended with the death of the last Passenger Pigeon, called Martha, in Cincinatti Zoo on 1 September 1914. How did it happen? Can we prevent other species from falling extinct?

Foreword by Chris Packham

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – The biology of an extinct bird

Chapter 3 – Lost abundance

Chapter 4 – A road trip in search of an extinct species

Chapter 5 – No ordinary destruction

Chapter 6 – How the Wild was lost when the West was won

Chapter 7 – The tolling bell?

Chapter 8 – Bringing it all back home

 

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