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The Resource Project Puffin : the improbable quest to bring a beloved seabird back to Egg Rock, Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson

Project Puffin : the improbable quest to bring a beloved seabird back to Egg Rock, Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson

Label
Project Puffin : the improbable quest to bring a beloved seabird back to Egg Rock
Title
Project Puffin
Title remainder
the improbable quest to bring a beloved seabird back to Egg Rock
Statement of responsibility
Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Project Puffin is the inspiringstory of how a beloved seabird was restored to long-abandoned nesting colonies off the Maine coast. As a young ornithology instructor at the Hog Island Audubon Camp, Dr. Stephen W. Kress learned that puffins had nested on nearby islands until extirpated by hunters in the late 1800s. To right this environmental wrong, he resolved to bring puffins back to one such island-Eastern Egg Rock. Yet bringing the plan to reality meant convincing skeptics, finding resources, and inventing restoration methods at a time when many believed in letting nature take its course. Today, Project Puffin has restored more than 1,000 puffin pairs to three Maine islands. But even more exciting, techniques developed during the project have helped to restore rare and endangered seabirds worldwide. Further, reestablished puffins now serve as a window into the effects of global warming. The success of Dr. Kress's project offers hope that people can restore lost wildlife populations and the habitats that support them. The need for such inspiration has never been greater
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kress, Stephen W
Dewey number
598.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jackson, Derrick Z.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puffins
  • Atlantic puffin
  • Birds
  • Wildlife reintroduction
Label
Project Puffin : the improbable quest to bring a beloved seabird back to Egg Rock, Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 333-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : my passion for puffins -- Chasing skinks -- Ghosts of the gallery -- My judge and drury -- A suitcase of puffins -- Massacre to miracle -- Soaked sod and puffin condos -- Waiting -- Triumph or tragedy? -- Puffin ... with fish! -- Roger's rogue wave -- Filling the Ark -- Project puffin goes global -- Reconsidering the balance of nature -- My skink, Christina's ducks, and Juliet's tern concerto
Control code
ocn893389689
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 357 pages
Isbn
9780300204810
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014040225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)893389689
Label
Project Puffin : the improbable quest to bring a beloved seabird back to Egg Rock, Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 333-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : my passion for puffins -- Chasing skinks -- Ghosts of the gallery -- My judge and drury -- A suitcase of puffins -- Massacre to miracle -- Soaked sod and puffin condos -- Waiting -- Triumph or tragedy? -- Puffin ... with fish! -- Roger's rogue wave -- Filling the Ark -- Project puffin goes global -- Reconsidering the balance of nature -- My skink, Christina's ducks, and Juliet's tern concerto
Control code
ocn893389689
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 357 pages
Isbn
9780300204810
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014040225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)893389689

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