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Pigeons : the fascinating saga of the world's most revered and reviled bird

Author: Andrew D Blechman
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A study of pigeons and the people who both love and loathe them examines the natural history of this ubiquitous bird and explores the world of pigeon racing and breeding, and the radical "pro-pigeon underground" in New York City.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew D Blechman
ISBN: 0802118348 9780802118349
OCLC Number: 69594054
Description: 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Pigeonholed --
Old cocks --
Through rain, sleet, and ... a hail of bullets --
Drs. Frankenstein --
Evolution, peapods, and pigeons --
Dr. Pigeon, I presume? --
Pull! --
Inside the cuckoo clock --
Flying rats --
Mike and me --
Great expectations --
The old bird's birds --
The breast farm --
The main event --
They had no choice.
Responsibility: Andrew D. Blechman.
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A study of pigeons and the people who both love and loathe them examines the natural history of this ubiquitous bird and explores the world of pigeon racing and breeding, and the radical "pro-pigeon underground" in New York City.

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