The Ghost with Trembling Wings: Science, Wishful Thinking and the Search for Lost Species
“A thoughtful examination of the machinery of extinction . . . By turns harrowing and elegiac, thrilling and informative.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Three or four times an hour, eighty or more times a day, a unique species of plant or animal vanishes forever. And yet, every so often one of these lost species resurfaces. “Having adventures most of us can only dream about” (The Times-Picayune), Scott Weidensaul pursues stories of loss and recovery, of endurance against the odds, and of surprising resurrections.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
A knockout book. Weidensaul is a very, very good writer. He's uproariously funny when he's relating hardships from the bush and heartbreakingly understated when he's discussing species teetering on the brink. I liked this book so well that before I'd finished it I was online ordering everything he's ever written from my library. Highly recommended for nature geeks.
Review: The Ghost with Trembling Wings: Science, Wishful Thinking, and the Search for Lost SpeciesUser Review - Goodreads
A fascinating look at the power that extinct species has on the human psyche. Some people long for a particular vanished animal, like the ivory-billed woodpecker or the thylacine, and continue to ...
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