Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Hope is the Thing with Feathers : A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 369 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 27.94mm | 294.83g
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Line drawings, black and white; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1585427225
  • 9781585427222
  • 825,558

Review quote

"This story-of the ghost species still haunting this continent-is full of power and mystery."
-Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature "A eulogy, a call to conservation, and a careful history."
-Chicago Tribune "Cokinos balances the emotional impact of the last days of six species with tales of heroic efforts to save them by a handful of bird-lovers."
-USA Today "Lovingly persistent detective work brings back flashes of color, bits of song, and curious lore. This book deserves a wide and devoted readership."
-Sheila Nickerson, author of Disappearance: A Map "A marvelous book, beautifully written and filled with a poetry of evocative detail."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer "Eloquent and moving . . . a charming narrative that is both personal and historically meticulous."
-The Washington Post Book World "Resounds with excitement."
-The Boston Globe
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About Christopher Cokinos

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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Rating details

307 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 44% (134)
4 37% (115)
3 16% (48)
2 3% (8)
1 1% (2)
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