College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1989. Later printing. Hardcover. 225pp. Octavo [23.5cm]. Burgundy cloth over boards with gold lettering on the spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Spine of dust jacket is extremely faded but still bold. Previous owner's stamp on front free endpage. Very good / Good. Item #58505
Years before pesticides and other pollutants began to endanger species, humans had no trouble finding less-sophisticated ways of endangering wildlife. When the twentieth century had barely begun, the passenger pigeons had been slain to the last and the American bison had been hunted to the brink of extinction. Love of and concern for nature called people like Florence Merriam Bailey to action. --from inside dust jacket flap.