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The race to save the Lord God bird, Phillip Hoose

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The race to save the Lord God bird
Title
The race to save the Lord God bird
Statement of responsibility
Phillip Hoose
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Language
eng
Summary
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. For thousands of years, the majestic Ivorybilled Woodpecker reigned over the dark emerald forests that once carpeted the bottomlands of America's broad southern rivers, as well as the red, rugged mountains of eastern Cuba, where it was called Carpintero real. A phantom bird, always more easily heard than seen, it had a giant, ivory-colored bill prized by Indians and whites alike. But even in the early 1800s, when John James Audubon captured the Ivory-bill's likeness in his ground-breaking book The Birds of America, this species was beginning to disappear. A century later, it was presumed extinct. What happened? The Ivory-bill's story sweeps through two hundred years of history, introducing artists, specimen collectors, lumber barons, plume hunters, and finally -- in Cornell's Arthur A. Allen and his young ornithology student James Tanner -- pioneering biologists who sought to uncover the mystery of birds by studying them alive in their habitats. Their quest to save the Ivory-bill was to culminate in one of the first great conservation showdowns. With lively prose, illuminating images, and meticulous research, Hoose explores the tragedy of extinction. He probes our evolving attitudes toward understanding species and protecting habitat, prompting Publitzer Prize-winning Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson to say: "This is a marvelous book for young and old alike ... a tribute to a legendary animal and the nobility in the human spirit."
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Title
The race to save the Lord God Bird
Creator
Summary
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
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2005
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, 2005.
  • Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, 2005.
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award (Michigan), Grades 9-12, 2006.
  • Lupine Award (Maine), 2004.
  • Parents' Choice Award for Non-Fiction, 2004.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2005
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
132133
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
598.7/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
QL696.P56
LC item number
H66 2004
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1150
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.9
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
Target audience
juvenile
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Phillip Hoose
The race to save the Lord God bird, Phillip Hoose
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The race to save the Lord God bird, Phillip Hoose
Publication
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"Melanie Kroupa Books."
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-184) and index
Contents
Introduction: Bird of the sixth wave -- Prologue: Hostage - February 1809 -- Specimen 60803 - February 2002 -- Audubon on the ivory-billed Frontier - 1820-1835 -- "Road to wealth leads through the south" - 1865-1900 -- Two collectors - 1892-1894 -- Plume war - 1870-1920 -- Learning to Think like a bird - 1914-1934 -- Shooting with a mike - 1935 -- Camp Ephilus - 1935 -- Wanted: America's Rarest bird - 1937-1939 -- Last ivory-bill forest - December 1937-October 1938 -- Race to save the lord god bird - 1941-1943 -- Visiting with Eternity - 1943-1944 -- Carpintero real: Between science and magic - 1985-1987 -- Return of the ghost bird? - 1986-2002 -- Maps: Collapsing forest -- Mapping the loss of ivory-bill habitat -- Epilogue: Hope, hard work, and a crow named Betty - Twenty-first century and beyond -- Important dates for the protection of birds, especially the ivory-billed woodpecker -- Glossary -- Sources -- Acknowledgments -- Picture credits -- Index
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ocm52593996
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
196 p.
Isbn
9780374361730
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2003049049
Other physical details
ill., maps

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