The Race to Save the Lord God Bird

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird

Book - 2004
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Tells the story of the ivory-billed woodpecker's extinction in the United States, describing the encounters between this species and humans, and discussing what these encounters have taught us about preserving endangered creatures.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2004.
ISBN: 9780374361730
Characteristics: 196 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, now extinct, was so incredible that someone catching sight of it might exclaim, “Lord God, what a bird!” Hoose traces its history through those who observed it, who hunted it, and who studied it, as it became the object of one of the first great conservation efforts.

JCLMeganB Oct 04, 2013

Hoose's narrative non-fiction account of the extinction of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and it role in the preservation movement in the United States is as astonishing as it is moving. Appealing to adults as well as younger readers.

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