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The Resource Living on the wind : across the Hemisphere with migratory birds, Scott Weidensaul

Living on the wind : across the Hemisphere with migratory birds, Scott Weidensaul

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Living on the wind : across the Hemisphere with migratory birds
Title
Living on the wind
Title remainder
across the Hemisphere with migratory birds
Statement of responsibility
Scott Weidensaul
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bird migration is the one truly unifying natural phenomenon in the world, stitching the continents together in a way that even the great weather systems, which roar out from the poles but fizzle at the equator, fail to do. Scott Weidensaul follows the awesome kettles of hawks over the Mexican coastal plains, the bar-tailed godwits that hitchhike on gale winds 6,000 miles nonstop across the Pacific from Alaska to New Zealand, and the myriad songbirds whose numbers have dwindled so drastically 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Weidensaul, Scott
Dewey number
598.156/8
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL698.9
LC item number
.W45 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Migratory birds
Label
Living on the wind : across the Hemisphere with migratory birds, Scott Weidensaul
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-398) and index
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 420 p.
Isbn
9780865475434
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99011693
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40645984
  • (OCoLC)40645984
Label
Living on the wind : across the Hemisphere with migratory birds, Scott Weidensaul
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-398) and index
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 420 p.
Isbn
9780865475434
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99011693
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40645984
  • (OCoLC)40645984

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