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A wing and a prayer : the race to save our vanishing birds / Anders and Beverly Gyllenhaal.

Gyllenhaal, Anders, (author.). Mills, Beverly, (author.).


"Three years ago, headlines delivered shocking news: nearly three billion birds in North America have vanished over the past fifty years. No species has been spared, from the most delicate jeweled hummingbirds to scrappy black crows, from a rainbow of warblers to common birds such as owls and sparrows. For the past year, veteran journalists Anders and Beverly Gyllenhaal traveled more than 25,000 miles across the Americas, chronicling costly experiments, contentious politics, and new technologies to save our beloved birds from the brink of extinction. Through this compelling drama, A Wing and a Prayer offers hope and an urgent call to action: Birds are dying at an unprecedented pace. But there are encouraging breakthroughs across the hemisphere and still time to change course, if we act quickly"-- Provided by publisher

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  • ISBN: 9781982184551
  • ISBN: 1982184558
  • Physical Description: vii, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2023

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-298) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: what the birds are telling us -- On the edge of extinction - Vanishing by the billions -- Era of discovery -- Following the birds -- Canary in the coal mine -- World travelers -- When all else fails -- Coexisting with the birds -- Case studies in getting it done -- Conclusion: making the case for birds.
Subject: Birds > Conservation.
Bird populations.
NATURE / Animals / Birds.
SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers.
Bird populations.
Birds > Conservation.
Birds > Protection.
Genre: Informational works.
Informational works.

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