In The Quiet Extinction; Stories of North America’s Rare and Threatened Plants, Kara Rogers appears to be picking up where she left off in Out of Nature in bringing to light the precarious existence of a number of plant species throughout the continent that are – as the title so poignantly states – quietly slipping out of existence.
If ever a book embodied the truth behind the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words it is Errol Fuller’s new Lost Animals; Extinction and the Photographic Record, for while somewhat sparing in text, the photographs it includes speak volumes. Indeed, it might even be said that the light touch given to […]
When a female Passenger Pigeon – named Martha by those who tended to her daily needs at the Cincinnati Zoo – died in her cage on 1 September 1914, a species of bird that only a hundred years prior had numbered in the billions forever vanished from the face of the planet. Other bird species, […]
It’s widely known among bird watchers as well as general naturalists – both amateur and professional alike – that for as long as humans have been making scientific studies of bird populations, there has been a marked decline in the numbers of many species and an outright disappearance of far more than might be thought […]