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A Shadow and A Song: The Struggle to Save Endangered Species (Chelsea Green Classics) [Paperback]

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Item description for A Shadow and A Song: The Struggle to Save Endangered Species (Chelsea Green Classics) by Mark Jerome Walters...

This is the story of how the Endangered Species Act failed a small songbird, the dusky seaside sparrow. The sparrow's only habitat lay in the path of the Kennedy Space Center, not far from Disney World.

Mark Walters' moving narrative describes how the social and political forces of an era forced irrevocable and profound changes in the environment of Brevard County, Florida, and brought about the extinction of a small bird.

Walters begins his story in the late 1950s, before Cape Canaveral was renamed the Kennedy Space Center. Against the backdrop of Merritt Island and the marshlands along the Indian, Banana, and St. Johns rivers---the only places on the planet where the sparrow thrived---he chronicles the struggles of many different personalities, strong-minded individuals whose lives and personal fates become inextricably entwined with those of the dusky. The cast of characters includes the head of Brevard County Mosquito Control, bureaucrats and rangers with U.S. Fish & Wildlife, NASA administrators, real estate developers, ranchers, highway engineers, egg collectors, conservationists, and finally, Disney World itself, home of the last duskies and their hybrid offspring.

The sparrow, like the spotted owl of the Pacific Northwest, was the victim---the innocent bystander---of an intense human struggle between those who advocate growth and jobs at any cost and those who insist that each life form that is endangered be protected at any cost, and few, if any, winners in the end.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   238
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 7, 2007
Publisher   Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN  1933392568  
ISBN13  9781933392561  

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More About Mark Jerome Walters

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mark Jerome Walters is trained in veterinary medicine and journalism. He writes frequently about the connections among ecology and health and is a contributing editor to Orion magazine. Walters is a Professor of Journalism at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. His worked has appeared in Audubon, Readers Digest and other publications. He lives on Floridas Gulf coast with his wife and their two children.

Mark Jerome Walters currently resides in the state of Florida.

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