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Unimaginable unslaught, 22 Mar 2009
It was a sad experience to read about the extermination of the Passenger Pigeon, but very interesting too. The author's twist of viewing a larger part of the story through the eyes of some of the pigeons make it read like a novel. It is a horrifying example of man's brutality and ignorance towards nature. Hard to imagine how the modern world would have room for those billions of migrating birds, and woodland enough to substain them; but it would have been possible to save "just" millions. The book will form a good inspiration for today's conservationsts.