Hope Is the Thing With Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds

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Penguin, May 14, 2009 - Nature - 384 pages
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A prizewinning poet and nature writer weaves together natural history, biology, sociology, and personal narrative to tell the story of the lives, habitats, and deaths of six extinct bird species.

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Hope is the thing with feathers: a personal chronicle of vanished birds

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Here is a poignant, beautifully written account of the context and circumstances of the extinctions of six North American birds: the passenger pigeon, Carolina parakeet, ivory-billed woodpecker, heath ... Read full review

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A well-written and affecting look at the extinctions of several American bird species. Read full review

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Christopher Cokinos is an award-winning writer and poet, and a professor of English at Utah State University. He has received the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Glasgow Prize for an emerging writer in nonfiction, and the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award.

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