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Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds

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Bird migration is the world's only true unifying natural phenomenon, stitching the continents together in a way that even the great weather systems fail to do. Scott Weidensaul follows awesome kettles of hawks over the Mexican coastal plains, bar-tailed godwits that hitchhike on gale winds 7,000 miles nonstop across the Pacific from Alaska to New Zealand, and myriad songbirds whose numbers have dwindled so dramatically in recent decades. Migration paths form an elaborate global web that shows serious signs of fraying, and Weidensaul delves into the tragedies of habitat degradation and deforestation with an urgency that brings to life the vast problems these miraculous migrants now face. Living on the Wind is a magisterial work of nature writing.

About the Author

Scott Weidensaul is the author of Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians and other books. A columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, he is also a federally licensed bird bander in the Pennsylvania Appalachians, where he lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865475915
Author:
Weidensaul, Scott
Publisher:
North Point Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Migration
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Bird Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
#00-2
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 6 Maps, Notes, a Biography, and
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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