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

The bald eagle : the improbable journey of America's bird / Jack E. Davis.

Davis, Jack E., (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631495250
  • ISBN: 1631495259
  • Physical Description: xii, 417 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Company, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 largerscale"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bald eagle > United States.
Bald eagle > Conservation > United States.

Available copies

  • 17 of 20 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 20 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library NF 598.943 DAV (Text) 38256101837429 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/10/2022

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