A stillness in the pines : the ecology of the red-cockaded woodpecker (Book, 1992) [WorldCat.org]
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A stillness in the pines : the ecology of the red-cockaded woodpecker

Author: Robert W McFarlane
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1992.
Series: Commonwealth Fund Book Program (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Discusses the endangerment of the rare red-cockaded woodpecker and its habitat.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W McFarlane
ISBN: 0393030660 9780393030662 0393311678 9780393311679
OCLC Number: 23286937
Description: 270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The third dimension --
What is a woodpecker --
Extinction is forever --
There is no place like this home --
The generalist, the specialist, and the ecological niche --
A cooperative nature --
Territories large and small --
Bits and pieces --
Beetlemania --
Woodpeckers as agents of biological control --
Peckerwood politics --
Meanwhile, deep in the heart of Texas ...
Series Title: Commonwealth Fund Book Program (Series)
Responsibility: Robert W. McFarlane ; illustrations by Ellen Mabry.


"A wonderful book . . . will be enjoyed by anyone with interest in either birds or the impact that humanity is having on its fellow travelers on spaceship earth." -Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The  Read more...


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"Densely packed, adroitly written life history of the red-cockaded woodpecker. . . . Expand[s] our understanding of a single species into a broad appreciation of ecology." -- Kirkus Reviews

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by dsetzer33 (WorldCat user published 2016-04-30) Excellent Permalink

I read this book for my college biology class. I've always loved woodpeckers but I never knew or expected the the things I learned about them in this book! The book covers more than just the red-cockaded woodpecker. Great read for bird lovers or just animal lovers in general.

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