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The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip M. Hoose
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Nov 29, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: ya-nf, environment, orcb, american-history
Read from November 29 to December 01, 2010

Informative book about the possible and all too probable demise of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (still, “hope is the thing with feathers”). I wound up with a couple of unexpected connections to this story: James Tanner, the young graduate student who spent three years studying the Ivory-billed Woodpecker for the Audubon Society in the 1930s eventually established the Graduate Program in Ecology at the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!). Also, the rumor that an Ivory-bill was heard in South Carolina prompted the establishment of the Congaree Swamp National Monument in the 1970s. It had not occurred to me to wonder about the origins of that beautiful natural area, one of my favorite places in South Carolina.

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