Synopses & Reviews
An Osprey soars across the Kansas sky. A Turkey Vulture slides lazily on the wind. But gone forever are the bright green Carolina Parakeets and five other magnificent birds, including the Labrador Duck and the famous Passenger Pigeon. Christopher Cokinos, award-winning writer, was driven to find out why.
Undertaking ten years of extraordinary detective work, Cokinos, former head of the Kansas Audubon Council, uncovered the strange stories and glorious quests of those who stalked the birds as well as those who fought to save them. And he followed, deep into the Louisiana bayous, tantalizing recent reports that one vanished species had survived against the odds. Here, presented with luminous intensity, is the spirit of these exquisite creaturesùand a call for us to save today's endangered wildlife and the unparalleled beauty of America's land.
With black-and-white photos throughout.
Special Reading Group Guide inside.