The Ghost with Trembling Wings: Science, Wishful Thinking and the Search for Lost Species

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Juni 2003



Three or four times an hour 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"), Weidensaul pursues stories of loss and recovery, of endurance against the odds, and of surprising resurrections.


Scott Weidensaul is the author of "Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds," which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and "Mountains of the Heart." He lives in the Pennsylvania Appalachians.


"Part natural history, part adventure story (starring Mr. Weidensaul as a kind of ecological-minded Indiana Jones, roaming the world in search of missing species)." --Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times""At the core of Weidensaul's book are fundamental questions about who we are, the state of our planet, and the faltering health of our ecosystems . . . [It] is as much about people as the animals they search for." --Anthony Doerr, "The Boston Globe""Scott Weidensaul ranks among an elite group of writer-naturalists--Bruce Chatwin, John McPhee and David Quammen come to mind--whose straightforward eloquence elevates ecology to the level of philosophy." --Janice P. Nimura, "Los Angeles Times"
EAN: 9780865476684
ISBN: 0865476683
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2003
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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