Larry Cowan wrote:
looks like it's back up to regular price $125, too bad.
i'll check out the series sometime for sure, thanks for the tip Larry
just finished reading
Return to Wild America - A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul
- Scott Weidensaul (North Point Press 2005).
wow, another great read by this author (who is fast becoming one of my fav's).
Kenn Kaufman said "this is one of the most important books of the decade, and it should be required reading for all who love the outdoors." and i agree pretty much, it's not so much about the birds but about the natural environment.
the book retraces the famous cross-country journey by Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher undertaken in 1953 and documented in the subsequent book Wild America.
much more than just a re-tracing of the mens footsteps though, this book delves deeper into how the natural landscape has changed over the last 50 years for the worse, and even sometimes for the better.
this book was so well written that i couldn't wait to get home from work to read a chapter or two every day until it was finished.
it's actually worth re-reading and that's just what i might do