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Waiting for the Macaws: And Other Stories From The Age Of Extinction
by Terry Glavin
“Waiting for the Macaws is a haunting reminder of the scale and breadth of what can only be described as a catastrophe of the human spirit and imagination.”—Wade Davis, author of Light at the Edge of the World and Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society Waiting for the Macaws is a haunting and beautifully written account of the age in which we live. Journeying a ...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published January 30th 2007 by Penguin Canada
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This book details a list of many extinctions across the world and throughout history. It is sad, sobering, and yet offers moments of hope that extinctions are not inevitable and nature can find a way if given the opportunity to resurrect species from the brink of extinction. One of the most apt quotations from this book that serves as a theme is the following: "For all its splendid, flourishing, and elaborately interconnected profusions of life, the earth is also a tomb, and the dead breathe the ...more