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With Wings Extended

A Leap into the Wood Duck's World

Greg Hoch (author)

ISBN: 9781609386955

Publication Date: Aug 2020

Format: Paperback

Shows how almost anyone can get involved in conservation and do something for wildlife beyond giving money to conservation organisations. In this fascinating and practical read, Greg Hoch blends historical literature with modern science, and shows how our views of conservation have changed over the last century.
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A century ago, many people had given up on the wood duck, dooming it to extinction along with the passenger pigeon and Carolina parakeet. Today, it's one of the most familiar and most harvested ducks in the eastern half of the country, and one of America's great conservation success stories.

In With Wings Extended, Minnesota conservationist Greg Hoch introduces readers to a duck they probably recognize but may not know well. This book shows how almost anyone can get involved in conservation and do something for wildlife beyond writing checks to conservation organizations. Hoch illustrates the complexities of wildlife and habitat management that landowners as well as state and federal wildlife agencies deal with on a daily basis, and takes readers through the life stages of what is largely considered the most beautiful duck in the world. In this fascinating and practical read, Hoch blends the historical literature about the species with modern science, and also shows how our views of conservation have changed over the last century.

Illustrations 3 black & white figures, 19 colour photos
Pages 190
Dimensions 203 x 152
Date Published 30 Aug 2020
Publisher University of Iowa Press
Series Bur Oak Book
Subject/s The natural world, country life & pets   Birds (ornithology)   Conservation of the environment   Environmentalist, conservationist & Green organizations  
Greg Hoch works as a prairie habitat supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He is author of Booming from the Mists of Nowhere: The Story of the Greater Prairie-Chicken (Iowa, 2015) and Sky Dance of the Woodcock: The Habits and Habitats of a Strange Little Bird (Iowa, 2019). He lives near Cambridge, Minnesota.

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