A few words can say a lot. For this post, I note 5 early examples of authors “giving up” on the continued existence of the California condor and doing so with a minimum of words.
Struggling to make sense of the situation
Seeking to understand why humans fail to prevent the extinction, or near extinction of species, is nothing new. In this post I provide 3 early examples of authors struggling to make sense of the California condor’s plight. These examples are from the 1920s and 1930s.
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Important essays: 1903 & 1948
As I prowl libraries and book shops (physical and digital) seeking historical information about the California condor, I often encounter thought-provoking items that are about much more than the condor. That’s because the condor has long been employed as an example of the larger “crisis” involving humans and our environment.
For this post I consider 2 articles from the 1st half of the 20th century that show the long-standing environmental concerns of 2 thoughtful humans.
The public lives of individual birds
For most people, our lives pass without articles about us appearing in major newspapers. But big-city newspapers (and other publications) regularly publish articles about the details of individual condors’ lives. Just the titles of these articles have a story to tell about California condors and humans.
Illustrations with a message
While every illustration conveys meaning, some artworks are all about making a point. In this post, I show 4 such illustrations concerning the California condor.