Saturday, May 18, 2013
Passenger Pigeons Again...
Another little sample from my evolving proposal:
After the Ice
... I will draw on contemporary scholarship from Pielou to Paul Martin to paint a picture of the late glacial world – one with little place for the passenger pigeon as a major ecological actor. One keystone will be Australian ecologist Tim Flannery’s (The Eternal Frontier) hypothesis that the North American continent, by virtue of its shape, weather, and geology, has never had a stable environment, especially since the last glaciation.