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The Resource Flock together : a love affair with extinct birds, B.J. Hollars

Flock together : a love affair with extinct birds, B.J. Hollars

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Flock together : a love affair with extinct birds
Title
Flock together
Title remainder
a love affair with extinct birds
Statement of responsibility
B.J. Hollars
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After stumbling upon a book of photographs depicting extinct animals, B.J. Hollars became fascinated by the creatures that are no longer with us; specifically, extinct North American birds. How, he wondered, could we preserve so beautifully on film what we've failed to preserve in life? And so begins his yearlong journey to find out, one that leads him from bogs to art museums, from archives to Christmas Counts, until he at last comes as close to extinct birds as he ever will during a behind-the-scenes visit at the Chicago Field Museum. Heartbroken by the birds we've lost, Hollars takes refuge in those that remain. Armed with binoculars, a field guide, and knowledgeable friends, he begins his transition from budding birder to environmentally conscious citizen, a first step on a longer journey toward understanding the true tragedy of a bird's song silenced forever. Told with charm and wit, Flock Together is a remarkable memoir that shows how "knowing" the natural world-even just a small part-illuminates what it means to be a global citizen and how only by embracing our ecological responsibilities do we ever become fully human. A moving elegy to birds we've lost, Hollars's exploration of what we can learn from extinct species will resonate in the minds of readers long beyond the final page."--Publisher information
Summary
After stumbling upon a book of photographs depicting extinct animals, B.J. Hollars became fascinated by the creatures that are no longer with us; specifically, extinct North American birds. How, he wondered, could we preserve so beautifully on film what we’ve failed to preserve in life? And so begins his yearlong journey to find out, one that leads him from bogs to art museums, from archives to Christmas Counts, until he at last comes as close to extinct birds as he ever will during a behind-the-scenes visit at the Chicago Field Museum
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550881
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hollars, B. J
Dewey number
598.168
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL676.8
LC item number
.H65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hollars, B. J.
  • Extinct birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Extinct birds
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a love affair with extinct birds
Label
Flock together : a love affair with extinct birds, B.J. Hollars
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-195)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Dodo lost -- The resurrection of the Lord God bird -- The death list -- The hermit and the hawk -- The continuing saga of the resurrection of the Lord God bird -- The life list -- The professor and the pigeon -- The stunning conclusion of the continuing saga of the resurrection of the Lord God bird -- The Christmas count -- The ghost of the goshawk -- Flock together
Control code
ocn946906291
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 195 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803296428
Lccn
2016020648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946906291
Label
Flock together : a love affair with extinct birds, B.J. Hollars
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-195)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Dodo lost -- The resurrection of the Lord God bird -- The death list -- The hermit and the hawk -- The continuing saga of the resurrection of the Lord God bird -- The life list -- The professor and the pigeon -- The stunning conclusion of the continuing saga of the resurrection of the Lord God bird -- The Christmas count -- The ghost of the goshawk -- Flock together
Control code
ocn946906291
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 195 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803296428
Lccn
2016020648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946906291

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