Hope Is the Thing With Feathers
A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds
ISBN 9781101057100 | 384 pages | 14 May 2009 | Tarcher | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A prizewinning poet and nature writer weaves together natural history, biology, sociology, and personal narrative to tell the story of the lives, habitats, and deaths of six extinct bird species."This story-of the ghost species still haunting this continent-is full of power and mystery."
-Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature
"A eulogy, a call to conservation, and a careful history."
"Cokinos 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."
"Lovingly persistent detective work brings back flashes of color, bits of song, and curious lore. This book deserves a wide and devoted readership."
-Sheila Nickerson, author of Disappearance: A Map
"A marvelous book, beautifully written and filled with a poetry of evocative detail."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Eloquent and moving . . . a charming narrative that is both personal and historically meticulous."
-The Washington Post Book World
"Resounds with excitement."
-The Boston Globe
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