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HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.

Author Name    Cokinos, Christopher.

Title   HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000

ISBN Number    1585420069 / 9781585420063

Seller ID   29010

359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel.

William  Adams,  Arthur  Augustus  Allen,  Gaston  Arseneau,  John  James  Audubon,  Biology,  Biological  Issues,  Birds,  Bird  Rock,  Nadine  Blacquiere,  Breeding  Behaviour,  Thornton  Burgess,  Buttons,  Buttonwoods,  Elmira,  Bird  Calls,  Captive  Breeding,  Carolina  Parakeets,  Conuropsis  Carolinensis,  John  Cavitt,  Chicago  Mill  And  Lumber  Company,  Cincinnati  Zoo,  Arthur  Clark,  Collectors,  Conservation,  Controlled  Burns,  Courtship  Behaviour,  Diet,  Disease,  Doodles,  Eggs,  Extinction,  Federation  Of  New  England  Bird  Clubs,  Filming  Of  Birds,  Fire,  Flocking  Behavior,  Food,  Edward  Howe  Forbush,  Funk  Island  Newfoundland,  Government  Protection,  Great  Uks,  Pinguinus  Impennis,  Great  Bird  Rock,  Greater  Prairie-Chicken,  James  Greeen,  Alfred  Gross,  Habitat,  Heath  Hens,  Heath  Hen  Reservation,  Martha's  Vineyard,  Mating,  Nesting,  Hunters,  Hunting,  Ivory-Billed  Woodpecker,  Campephilus  Principalis,  Vocalizations,  Kansas,  Peter  Paul  Kellogg,  Allan  Keniston,  Killing  Of  Birds,  Ted  Kruse,  Terry,  Mary,  J.J.  Kuhn,  Labrador  Ducks,  Camptorhynchus  Labradorius,  Leks,  Logging,  Daniel  McKinley,  Edward  F.  MacLeod,  Madison  Parish,  Louisiana,  Martha's  Vineyard  Rod  And  Gun  Club,  Massachusetts,  Museum  Specimens,  Native  Americans,  Nests,  Netting,  Thomas  Nuttall,  Passenger  Pigeons,  Ectopistes  Migratorius,  Pike  County  Ohio,  Pileated  Woodpeckers,  Prairie-Chickens,  Predators,  Range,  Rochers  Aux  Oiseaus,  A.W.  Schorger,  Settlers,  Shooting  Birds,  Singer  Tract,  Calvin  Southworth,  Orlando  P.  Southworth,  Press  Clay,  Tallgrass  Prairie  Habitat,  Tallulah,  James  Tanner,  Nancy  Tanner,  Vineyard  Gazette,  Voice,  Alexander  Wilson,  United  States,  North  America. 

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