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eBook Ù Condor To the Brink and Back The Life and Times of One Giant Bird 272 pages â dogsalonbristol ´ ❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ Condor To the Brink and Back The Life and Times of One Giant Bird Author John Nielsen – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk The CaliforniaThe California condor has been the Brink PDF #206 described as a bird with one wing in the graveFlying on wings nearly ten feet wide from tip to tip these birds thrived on the carcasses Condor To PDFEPUBof animals like woolly mammoths Then as humans began dramatically reshaping North America the continent's largest flying land bird started disappearing By the beginning of the twentieth century extinction seemed inevitableBut small To the Brink PDF #10003 groups of passionate individuals refused to allow the condor to fade away even as they fought over how and why the bird was to be sa The information on the natural history of the condor was interesting and the reason I wanted to read this book However much of it is about the history of California and the various people that have played a role in either preserving or decimating the condor populationI thought this would be an uplifting book about condors coming back from the brink of extinction but I found it extremely depressing Let's just say the history of California is a trail of destruction death and the raping of nature forged by cruel and seedy characters who landed in the garden of Eden and crapped in it

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Ved Scientists farmers developers bird lovers and To the Brink and Back Kindle government bureaucrats argued bitterly and often in the process injuring one another and the species they were trying to save In the late s 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 condorsLivid critics called the plan a recipe for extinction After the zoo based populations soared the condors were released in the mountains of south central California and then into t A history of the great California bird from its heyday to near demise capture and reintroduction into the wild Information about the bird is considerably enlivening than the bureaucratic battles of zoologists split between interventionists and hands off types I tired of the holier than thou hands off'ers but this war is a big part of the story What remains up in the air is whether the reintroduced condors will perpetuate the species Freaky fact Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act

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Condor To the Brink and Back The Life and Times of One Giant BirdHe Grand Canyon Big Sur and Baja California Today the giant birds are nowhere near extinctThe giant bird with one To the Brink and Back Kindle wing in the grave appears to be recovering even as the wildlands it needs keep disappearing But the story of this bird is than the story of a vulture with a giant wingspan it is also the story of a wild and giant state that has become crowded and small and of the behind the scenes dramas that have shaped the environmental movement As told by John Nielsen an environmental journalist and a native Californian this is a fascinating tale of surviv Very interesting book awesome bird Lots of history from people who kept the birds as pets to egg collectors to a pig farmer who shot one of the birds because he didn't know what it was I love that logic Don't know what it is Kill it

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