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The award-winning nature writer combines personal anecdotes and natural history to tell the story of the last days of six species of North American birds--the Passenger Pigeon, the Carolina Parakeet, the Great Auk, the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, the Labrador Duck, and the Heath Hen. Reprint.
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aThis storyaof the ghost species still haunting this continentais full of power and mystery.a
aBill McKibben, author of "The End of Nature"
aA eulogy, a call to conservation, and a careful history.a
aCokinos balances the emotional impact of the last days of six species with tales of heroic efforts to save them by a handful of bird-lovers.a
aLovingly persistent detective work brings back flashes of color, bits of song, and curious lore. This book deserves a wide and devoted readership.a
aSheila Nickerson, author of "Disappearance: A Map"
aA marvelous book, beautifully written and filled with a poetry of evocative detail.a
a"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
aEloquent and moving . . . a charming narrative that is both personal and historically meticulous.a
a"The Washington Post Book World"
aResounds with excitement.a
a"The Boston Globe"
"This story-of the ghost species still haunting this continent-is full of power and mystery."
-Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature
Christopher Cokinos is an award-winning writer and poet, and a professor of English at Utah State University. He has received the Whiting Writers' Award, the Glasgow Prize for an emerging writer in nonfiction, and the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award.
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