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Introduction to the California Condor

Field / Identification Guide

Series: California Natural History Guides Volume: 81

By: Noel FR Snyder and Helen A Snyder

271 pages, 81 col and 12 b/w photos, 5 maps

University of California Press

Paperback | Apr 2005 | #152203 | ISBN: 0520242564
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Hardback | Dec 2005 | #152202 | ISBN: 0520239245
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The authors delineate in clear fashion the myriad issues facing the Condor today, and looking to the future, convey a message of hope that we may still achieve viable wild populations of this magnificent denizen of the California landscape.

"As one of the most visible, dramatic, and controversial examples of intensive conservation management in modern times, the California Condor makes a good story. The Snyders' work is exemplary. This is a solid introduction to the subject and an excellent contribution to the press's natural history series". - Walter Koenig, Hastings Natural History Reservation, University of California.

This is an amazingly compact, up-to-date history of the politics and biological research of the California Condor. It will be invaluable for biology students who want to review a case study of an endangered species and for environmental planners considering the highly political nature of rare-species conservation. - Allen Fish, Director, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory"


Preface / Acknowledgments / Chapter 1: GIANT SCAVENGERS / Chapter 2: FOOD AND MOVEMENTS / Chapter 3: BREEDING BIOLOGY / Chapter 4: THE HISTORIC DECLINE / Chapter 5: WHAT CAUSED THE HISTORICAL DECLINE? EARLY HYPOTHESES / Chapter 6: STUDIES OF THE DECLINE IN THE 1980s / Chapter 7: HISTORICAL CONSERVATION EFFORTS / Chapter 8: CAPTIVE BREEDING / Chapter 9: RELEASES TO THE WILD / Chapter 10: CONDOR CONSERVATION IN A CHANGING WORLD / Literature Cited and Bibliography / Photo and Art Credits / About the Authors / Abstract / Index

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Noel F. R. Snyder and Helen A. Snyder are ornithologists who specialize in birds of prey and bird conservation. Among their books are Birds of Prey: Natural History and Conservation of North American Raptors (1991) and The California Condor: A Saga of Natural History and Conservation (2000).

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