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Title:
The race to save the Lord God Bird
Author:
Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
196 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Tells the story of the ivory-billed woodpecker's extinction in the United States, describing the encounters between this species and humans, and discussing what these encounters have taught us about preserving endangered creatures.
General Note:
"Melanie Kroupa Books."
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: Bird of the sixth wave -- Prologue: Hostage - February 1809 -- Specimen 60803 - February 2002 -- Audubon on the ivory-billed Frontier - 1820-1835 -- "Road to wealth leads through the south" - 1865-1900 -- Two collectors - 1892-1894 -- Plume war - 1870-1920 -- Learning to Think like a bird - 1914-1934 -- Shooting with a mike - 1935 -- Camp Ephilus - 1935 -- Wanted: America's Rarest bird - 1937-1939 -- Last ivory-bill forest - December 1937-October 1938 -- Race to save the lord god bird - 1941-1943 -- Visiting with Eternity - 1943-1944 -- Carpintero real: Between science and magic - 1985-1987 -- Return of the ghost bird? - 1986-2002 -- Maps: Collapsing forest -- Mapping the loss of ivory-bill habitat -- Epilogue: Hope, hard work, and a crow named Betty - Twenty-first century and beyond -- Important dates for the protection of birds, especially the ivory-billed woodpecker -- Glossary -- Sources -- Acknowledgments -- Picture credits -- Index.
Reading Level:
1150 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.9 9.0 79030.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 9.5 13 Quiz: 35527 Guided reading level: Z.
ISBN:
9780374361730
Format :
Book

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