By: Hickey, Joseph J., ed. (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e
Price: $70.00 USD
Madison, University of Wisconsin Press: 1969
Seller ID: 24888
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
596 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w tables, graphs, maps, photographs. "(D)escribes a contemporary ecological disaster and the search to explain it. Its extensive analysis offers, on the one hand, an unusual landmark in population biology and, on the other, perhaps the requiem of a species. Once the prized favorite of medieval falconers, the cosmopolitan peregrine falcon was, until quite recently, a remarkably successful example of avian evolution. By the early 1960's, however, peregrine populations were catastrophically declining on two continents. Other raptors were mysteriously and r... View More...