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In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

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ISBN-10: 0060891556

ISBN-13: 9780060891558

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jerome A. Jackson

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In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is a complete natural history of one of the most exciting and rare birds in the world. Noted ornithologist Jerome A. Jackson takes the reader on his fantastic and personal quest, providing detailed insights into the bird's lifestyle, habitat, and cultural significance, examining its iconic status from the late 1800s to the present in advertising, conservation, and lore. As he relates searches for the bird by John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson, and others, Jackson offers anecdotal tales illuminating the methods of early naturalists, including how one captive ivory-bill destroyed a naturalist's hotel room in a desperate attempt to escape. Jackson's…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Jerome A. Jackson is recognized as the world's expert on the ivory-billed woodpecker. The winner of the 2004 Chandler Robbins Education and Conservation Award from the American Birding Association, Jackson is the Whitaker Eminent Scholar in Science at Florida Gulf Coast University. He lives in Naples, Florida.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Feathered Grail
The Bird
Behavior and Ecology: How It Might Still Live
The Land of the Ivory-Bill
Recognition and Causes of Decline
In the Time of the Tribes
The Searchers
The Discoveries of Early Naturalists
Arthur Allen
James Tanner
The Struggle for the Singer Tract
In the Footsteps of Others
Cuba
An American Icon
Epilogue: The Truth Is Out There
Epilogue to the Paperback Editon: Hope in the Big Woods
A Geography of Extinction: Where the Ivory-Bills Were
Scientific Names of Species Mentioned in the Text
Problems with Identification
Notes
Index