The Kirtland's Warbler: The Story of a Bird's Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It (Paperback)William Rapai (author)
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In The Kirtland's Warbler, William Rapai explores the bird's fascinating natural history as well as the complex and evolving relationships between the warbler, its environment, its human protectors, and state and federal policies that today threaten to eradicate decades of work done on the species' behalf. Beginning with an account of the warbler's discovery in the mid-nineteenth century and ornithologists' desperate hunt for information on the elusive new species, the book goes on to examine the dramatic events that quickly led to the warbler's precarious status and its eventual emergence as a lightning rod for controversy.
The Kirtland's warbler is often described as a ""bird of fire"" for its preference for nesting in areas cleared by wildfire. But it also warrants the name for the passion it ignites in humans. Both tragic and uplifting, the story of this intriguing bird is a stirring example of how strong leadership, vision, commitment, sustained effort and cooperation can come together to protect our natural world.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
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