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In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  47 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is a complete natural history of one of the most exciting and rare birds in the world. Noted ornithologist Jerome A. Jackson takes the reader on his fantastic and personal quest, providing detailed insights into the bird's lifestyle, habitat, and cultural significance, examining its iconic status from the late 1800s to the present i ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 9th 2006 by Harper Perennial (first published August 2004)
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Patricia
Dec 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I gave this book 4 stars for the parts that I read, as there was much that I skimmed, it being of little interest to me. The author went into great detail about each of the different possible areas that the ivory-bill could be, and without a very good map--and there was not one in the book--I just couldn't maintain interest. When he wrote about his own searches, though, it was fascinating, and I also liked the historical background of the bird and the study of it. It is shocking, really, to thin ...more
Russell
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you want a level-headed, unclouded-by-fanaticism, book about the search for the ivory-billed woodpecker, this is the one to read. Jackson is passionate in his hopes that this species still exists, but he doesn't let his passion interfere with his scientific objectivity. In the process of detailing his search for the bird, he also educates the reader in its natural history. I recommend this book to any curious bird lover.
Allisha
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it quite well. He explained in great detail about the likelihood of where an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker may live, and where he visited. It was not as great as some of the other books about these interesting birds, but I really enjoyed it. I think it is a must read if you are interested in this species, or just extinct species in general.
Phil Breidenbach
Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Even though this is filled full of facts and plenty of "Latin" titles, it still reads like a story.
Bill
Jan 25, 2010 rated it liked it
I'm a bird lover and this was enjoyable.
Brenda
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book.
Laura
Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Another interesting book. Sad to think of what we've missed out in the way of animals even in the last 50 years or so that are on the verge of being extinct or already are.
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