Living on the Wind Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds

ISBN-10: 0865475911
ISBN-13: 9780865475915
Edition: 2003
Authors: Scott Weidensaul
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Description: 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,  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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.

Author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul, who grew up in the heart of the old Eastern frontier, has written more than two dozen books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds.

Preface
Southbound
Beringia
A Far-flung Tapestry
The Way South
Riding the Sea Wind
Rivers of Hawks
Hiatus
La Selva Maya
Hopping dick and Betsy Kick-up
Aguilucheros
When Anywhere Is Better than Home
Uneasy Neighbors
Northbound
The Gulf Express
Heartland
Hopscotch
Catching the Wave
Trouble in the Woods
Afterword
Notes and Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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