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The Grail Bird: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Paperback – April 18, 2006

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Editorial Reviews


"The GRAIL BIRD is an enjoyable read …a powerful call for conservation, and an exciting bird adventure" Boston Globe

“The GRAIL BIRD is less an ecological study than a portrait of human obsession.” The New York Times

"[The GRAIL BIRD is] also, unqualifiedly, a fine book…Gallagher honors the Lord God Bird." Charlotte Observer

"A fascinating account…the reader never feels talked down to or left out of the adventure." Orlando Sentinel

"Gallagher's text is straight from the swamp: anything but dry." Dallas Morning News

"...An edge-of-your-seat ride into the hardwood swamps of the South that drips flavor like syrup on a mess of grits." Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Gallagher is not only a careful scientist and researcher, but a thoughtful and sensitive writer who clearly loves his subject." Tampa Tribune

"An engaging story and a triumph of conservation, highly recommended for most collections." Library Journal

About the Author

As TIM GALLAGHER was working on his book The Grail Bird, he was among the first to sight the long-thought-extinct ivory-billed woodpecker in Arkansas, which led to a multi-million-dollar effort to confirm the sighting and protect the bird's dwindling habitat. The sighting changed the direction of the book, for which Gallagher won the Outdoor Writers Association of America's Best Book award for 2005. Gallagher is editor-in-chief of Living Bird magazine and of the Journal of the North American Falconers' Association.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 12 ounces
  • Paperback : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 061870941X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0618709410
  • Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.25 inches
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Reprint Edition (April 18, 2006)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings
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