EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals
Search
Race to Save the Lord God Bird

Race to Save the Lord God Bird - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0374361730

ISBN13: 978-0374361730
ISBN10: 0374361738
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

List price: $24.99

USED
Sold Out
FREE Shipping on $25+
  • Ships tomorrow
  • 30-Day Returns
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold Out
More Shipping Options

Race to Save the Lord God Bird - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0374361730

Phillip Hoose

ISBN13: 978-0374361730
ISBN10: 0374361738
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For thousands of years, the majestic Ivorybilled Woodpecker reigned over the dark emerald forests that once carpeted the bottomlands of America's broad southern rivers, as well as the red, rugged mountains of eastern Cuba, where it was called Carpintero real. A phantom bird, always more easily heard than seen, it had a giant, ivory-colored bill prized by Indians and whites alike. But even in the early 1800s, when John James Audubon captured the Ivory-bill's likeness in his ground-breaking book The Birds of America, this species was beginning to disappear. A century later, it was presumed extinct.

What happened? The Ivory-bill's story sweeps through two hundred years of history, introducing artists, specimen collectors, lumber barons, plume hunters, and finally -- in Cornell's Arthur A. Allen and his young ornithology student James Tanner -- pioneering biologists who sought to uncover the mystery of birds by studying them alive in their habitats. Their quest to save the Ivory-bill was to culminate in one of the first great conservation showdowns. With lively prose, illuminating images, and meticulous research, Hoose explores the tragedy of extinction. He probes our evolving attitudes toward understanding species and protecting habitat, prompting Publitzer Prize-winning Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson to say "This is a marvelous book for young and old alike ... a tribute to a legendary animal and the nobility in the human spirit."

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Specimen 60803 February 2002
Ch. 2. Audubon on the Ivory-billed frontier 1820-1835
Ch. 3. "The road to wealth leads through the south" 1865-1900
Ch. 4. Two collectors 1892-1894
Ch. 5. The plume war 1870-1920
Ch. 6. Learning to think like a bird 1914-1934
Ch. 7. Shooting with a Mike 1935
Ch. 8. Camp ephilus 1935
Ch. 9. Wanted America's rarest bird 1937-1939
Ch. 10. The last Ivory-bill forest December 1937-October 1938
Ch. 11. The race to save the Lord God Bird 1941-1943
Ch. 12. Visiting with eternity 1943-1944
Ch. 13. Carpintero real between science and magic 1985-1987
Ch. 14. Return of the ghost bird? 1986-2002
Maps the collapsing forest mapping the loss of Ivory-bill habitat
Epilogue hope, hard work, and a crow named Betty the twenty-first century and beyond
Important dates for the protection of birds, especially the Ivory-billed woodpecker

List price: $24.99
  • Marketplace
  • From
More Shipping Options