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  • Published: 14 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9781585427222
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $33.99

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds



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.

  • Published: 14 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9781585427222
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $33.99

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Praise for Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

"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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