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The endangered species road trip : a summer's worth of dingy motels, poison oak, ravenous insects, and the rarest species in North America

Author: Cameron MacDonald
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Greystone Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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MacDonald details his four-month road trip across the U.S. and Canada to spot some of the endangered species that call North America home. Accompanied by his wife, two children, and the family dog, MacDonald travels from British Columbia, along the west coast of the U.S., through the Southwest and Florida, up the east coast of the U.S., and finally to eastern Canada and then back home to BC. Along the way, he offers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Cameron MacDonald; Cameron MacDonald
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cameron MacDonald
ISBN: 9781553659358 155365935X
OCLC Number: 810120257
Description: 216 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Where have the owls gone? --
Flight of the Phoenix --
Desert love --
Among the ancients --
The loneliest road --
Restless nights in grizzly country --
Home on the range --
Twitching for a rare bird --
My old stomping grounds --
The ghost bird --
The siren's song --
Alligator alley --
The Eastern seaboard --
Chumming for a right whale --
The long road home --
Out of place in a warming world.
Responsibility: Cameron MacDonald.

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MacDonald details his four-month road trip across the U.S. and Canada to spot some of the endangered species that call North America home. Accompanied by his wife, two children, and the family dog, MacDonald travels from British Columbia, along the west coast of the U.S., through the Southwest and Florida, up the east coast of the U.S., and finally to eastern Canada and then back home to BC. Along the way, he offers fascinating details about the natural history of the endangered species he seeks, as well as threats like overpopulation, commercial fishing, and climate change that are driving them towards extinction.

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"MacDonald's comedic sense and his engaging style are addictive and the resulting tale is intensely charming."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "MacDonald's bush-country odyssey is a mix of Read more...

 
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