A 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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