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The bald eagle : the improbable journey of America's bird

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  • ISBN: 9781631495250
  • ISBN: 1631495259
  • Physical Description: print
    xii, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Company, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [389]-409) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction : Haliaeetus Leucocephalus : the species -- Part one : A bird for a new nation. Two myths : searching for a seal ; Buttons and coins : national identity, national expansion, and everywhere the "monarch of the air" ; Twice-baked turkey : the bald eagle in early science, or Ornithologists with guns -- Part two : Predator, symbol, and divine messenger. Perches : bird of paradox ; Feather straight up : native peoples and the spirit bird -- Part three : New science and new attitudes. Eagledom : pulling back from extinction - the first time ; Birds in a band : poison rain, blessed relief -- Part four : Restoration. Eagle lady : persistence and restoration ; Bird on top : new centry, new age -- Epilogue : Reconciliation.
Summary, etc.: "The bald eagle is regal but fearless, a bird you're not inclined to argue with. For centuries, Americans have celebrated it as "majestic" and "noble," yet savaged the living bird behind their national symbol as a malicious predator of livestock and, falsely, a snatcher of babies. Taking us from before the nation's founding through inconceivable resurgences of this enduring all-American species, Jack E. Davis contrasts the age when native peoples lived beside it peacefully with that when others, whether through hunting bounties or DDT pesticides, twice pushed Haliaeetus leucocephalus to the brink of extinction. Filled with spectacular stories of Founding Fathers, rapacious hunters, heroic bird rescuers, and the lives of bald eagles themselves - monogamous creatures, considered among the animal world's finest parents - The Bald Eagle is a much-awaited cultural and natural history that demonstrates how this bird's wondrous journey may provide inspiration today, as we grapple with environmental peril on a larger scale." --
Subject: Bald eagle United States
Bald eagle Conservation United States
NATURE / Animals / Birds
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
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