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The Resource The grail bird : hot on the trail of the Ivory-billed woodpecker, Tim Gallagher

The grail bird : hot on the trail of the Ivory-billed woodpecker, Tim Gallagher

Label
The grail bird : hot on the trail of the Ivory-billed woodpecker
Title
The grail bird
Title remainder
hot on the trail of the Ivory-billed woodpecker
Statement of responsibility
Tim Gallagher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the early twentieth century, scientists have been trying their best to prove that the ivory-bill is extinct. But every time they think they've finally closed the door, the bird makes an unexpected appearance. To unravel the mystery, author Gallagher heads south, deep into the eerie swamps and bayous of the vast Mississippi Delta, searching for people who claim to have seen this rarest of birds and following up--sometimes more than 30 years after the fact--on their sightings. He meets a colorful array of characters, but in most cases, they are clearly decades too late. Then, when the two speak to an Arkansas kayaker who saw a mystery woodpecker the week before, the hunt is on. Their Eureka moment is the first time since 1944 that two qualified observers positively identify an ivory-billed woodpecker in the United States.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gallagher, Tim
Dewey number
598.7/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL696.P56
LC item number
G35 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ivory-billed woodpecker
Label
The grail bird : hot on the trail of the Ivory-billed woodpecker, Tim Gallagher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-258) and index
Contents
Of people and peckerwoods -- Me and Bobby Ray -- Jim and Nancy -- Mary, Mary -- White river revisited -- A paradise on earth -- The boxer -- The LSU connection -- The land of dead giants -- A bayou with a view -- The third degree -- Back to the bayou -- Where sapsuckers dare -- Trying to prove the existence of a ghost -- Swamp rats -- The lazarus bird
Control code
ocm57531479
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 272 p.
Isbn
9780618456932
Lccn
2005042792
Other control number
9780618456932
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i0618456937
  • a721253-1001
Label
The grail bird : hot on the trail of the Ivory-billed woodpecker, Tim Gallagher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-258) and index
Contents
Of people and peckerwoods -- Me and Bobby Ray -- Jim and Nancy -- Mary, Mary -- White river revisited -- A paradise on earth -- The boxer -- The LSU connection -- The land of dead giants -- A bayou with a view -- The third degree -- Back to the bayou -- Where sapsuckers dare -- Trying to prove the existence of a ghost -- Swamp rats -- The lazarus bird
Control code
ocm57531479
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 272 p.
Isbn
9780618456932
Lccn
2005042792
Other control number
9780618456932
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i0618456937
  • a721253-1001

Library Locations

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