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"The Market in Birds painstakingly documents how market hunting became a modern industry, how each stage in the process of securing, transporting, and selling birds was accomplished, and how the rapid growth of the commercial trade in birds shaped debates and policies surrounding wildlife decline at the turn of the twentieth century. Smalley's groundbreaking work also shows how the meteoric rise of the modern commercial market in birds spawned a growing awareness of the fragility of America's wildlife populations and new ways to think about the value of wildness. Quite simply, there is nothing that compares to this work in terms of illuminating the full scope, scale, and consequences of bird commodification in America."

The Market in Birds
Commercial Hunting, Conservation, and the Origins of Wildlife Consumerism, 1850–1920
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$59.95
Publication Date: 5 Apr 2022
Status: Pre-order
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 320 pages
Illustrations: 18 b&w photos, 7 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9781421443409