Extinction 

The idea behind this mini collection came primarily from two sources. I had been reading The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, which I would highly recommend. This book helped me to understand more about the geological time scale, as well as, the important of Darwin, Lyell and preservation of our natural history. While reading that I also listened to an Episode of This American Life produced by NPR that was focused on precious bird feathers used to make salmon fly fishing lures. A small part of the episode briefly discussed how humans hunted beautiful birds for hats and clothing to the point of extinction. These sources hit me hard that for too long humans have been exploiting, endangering and causing some of the most beautiful bird species to go extinct. 

 

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