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Ivorybill hunters : the search for proof in a flooded wilderness

Author: Geoffrey E Hill
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author tells the story of how he and two of his colleagues stumbled upon what may be a breeding population of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers in the swamps of northern Florida. He relates their laborious attempts to document irrefutable evidence for the existence of this shy, elusive bird following the failure of a much larger team to do so.
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Hill, Geoffrey E. (Geoffrey Edward).
Ivorybill hunters.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006035191
(OCoLC)74459840
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey E Hill
ISBN: 9780199773855 0199773858
OCLC Number: 643010567
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Gone but not forgotten --
2. A most improbable discovery --
3. From possible to certain --
4. My quandary --
5. Is it a miracle? --
6. The Boynton Cutoff --
7. Hunting ivorybills in the backyard --
8. Let the search begin --
9. Good science, bad science, or no science at all? --
10. Tangible evidence --
11. The mule --
12. Voices in the wilderness --
13. Cat out of the bag --
14. Return of the Lord God bird --
Epilogue : How to be an ivorybill hunter --
Appendix : Summary of sightings and sound detections made along the Choctawhatchee River, May 2005-May 2006 --
Suggested reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Geoffrey E. Hill.
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The author tells the story of how he and two of his colleagues stumbled upon what may be a breeding population of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers in the swamps of northern Florida. He relates their laborious attempts to document irrefutable evidence for the existence of this shy, elusive bird following the failure of a much larger team to do so.

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a page-turning mystery that is exciting and informative * Mark Cocker, Guardian Books of the Year *

 
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