Spare the Birds!
George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon SocietyBook - 2016
In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched Audubon Magazine. The magazine constituted one of the first efforts to preserve bird species decimated by the women’s hat trade, hunting, and loss of habitat. Within two years, however, for practical reasons, Grinnell dissolved both the magazine and the society. Remarkably, Grinnell’s mission was soon revived by women and men who believed in it, and the work continues today. In this, the only comprehensive history of the first Audubon Society (1886–1889), Carolyn Merchant presents the exceptional story of George Bird Grinnell and his writings and legacy.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 
Branch Call Number: 598.06073 G885M 2016
Characteristics: xiii, 328 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm