The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 79, July 1975 - April, 1976 Page: 54
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
extinction? Is there a survival chance for Harris's Hawk when all but
token patches of South Texas brushland have been eradicated? Or what
chance has the diminutive Golden-cheeked Warbler (our only all-Texas
species) when the juniper is gone from the Edwards Plateau? The fate of
native flora and fauna in the Rio Grande Delta should serve as a warning
of worse to come. Editor Kincaid has evaluated the elements of survival
and extirpation with clarity. In writing that bites to the core, at once enter-
taining and exhorting, he warns of losses among the Texas birds which
author Oberholser spent his life studying and describing, and which artist
Fuertes portrayed seven decades ago.
The Bird Life of Texas stands as a monument to our past and as a
warning for the future. The reviewer heartily recommends this two-volume
set for your library. Its essence may be captured in the paintings by Louis
Agassiz Fuertes, and in the gallery of contemporary habitat photographs
(examples of modern birding techniques). The editor utilizes the past and
the present to delineate Texas ornithology as it is today and as it may
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