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The Devil s Cormorant

Author : Richard J. King
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Behold the cormorant: silent, still, cruciform, and brooding; flashing, soaring, quick as a snake. Evolution has crafted the only creature on Earth that can migrate the length of a continent, dive and hunt deep underwater, perch comfortably on a branch or a wire, walk on land, climb up cliff faces, feed on thousands of different species, and live beside both fresh and salt water in a vast global range of temperatures and altitudes, often in close proximity to man. Long a symbol of gluttony, greed, bad luck, and evil, the cormorant has led a troubled existence in human history, myth, and literature. The birds have been prized as a source of mineral wealth in Peru, hunted to extinction in the Arctic, trained by the Japanese to catch fish, demonized by Milton in Paradise Lost, and reviled, despised, and exterminated by sport and commercial fishermen from Israel to Indianapolis, Toronto to Tierra del Fuego. In The DevilÕs Cormorant, Richard King takes us back in time and around the world to show us the history, nature, ecology, and economy of the worldÕs most misunderstood waterfowl.

The Double crested Cormorant

Author : Linda R. Wires
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The double-crested cormorant, found only in North America, is an iridescent black waterbird superbly adapted to catch fish. It belongs to a family of birds vilified since biblical times and persecuted around the world. Thus it was perhaps to be expected that the first European settlers in North America quickly deemed the double-crested cormorant a competitor for fishing stock and undertook a relentless drive to destroy the birds. This enormously important book explores the roots of human-cormorant conflicts, dispels myths about the birds, and offers the first comprehensive assessment of the policies that have been developed to manage the double-crested cormorant in the twenty-first century. Conservation biologist Linda Wires provides a unique synthesis of the cultural, historical, scientific, and political elements of the cormorant’s story. She discusses the amazing late-twentieth-century population recovery, aided by protection policies and environment conservation, but also the subsequent U.S. federal policies under which hundreds of thousands of the birds have been killed. In a critique of the science, management, and ethics underlying the double-crested cormorant’s treatment today, Wires exposes “management” as a euphemism for persecution and shows that the current strategies of aggressive predator control are outdated and unsupported by science.

The Poets Birds

Author : Phil Robinson
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The Gentleman s Magazine

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Sports and Adventures in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Author : William Hamilton Maxwell
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Wild Sports and Adventures in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Author : William Hamilton Maxwell
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Wanderings in the Highlands and Islands with sketches taken on the Scottish Border being a sequel to Wild Sports of the West

Author : William Hamilton MAXWELL
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Devils Lake Basin Flood Control and Related Purposes Integrated Feasibility Report

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The North British Review

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Captain Balaam of the Cormorant

Author : Morley Roberts
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Our Birds in Their Haunts

Author : James Hibbert Langille
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Author : Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Fieldiana

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Anthropological Series

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A Cultural History of Animals In the Renaissance

Author : Linda Kalof
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American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine

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The Veiled Hand

Author : Frederick Wicks
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Cormorant s Isle

Author : Allan MacKinnon
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The Poems

Author : Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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