The Endangered Species Cookbook

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Buck Peterson, Master-Guide-to-All-That-is-Wild, leaves no stone unturned to reveal the intrinsic value (or, at least, the food value) of species not quite so much at large - wisdom previously buried in arcane reference works and barely accessible scientific journals (or silk-screened on a black velvet sweatshirt). Each of the 35 recipes is accompanied by the animal's name, scientific appellation, and a brief description of how we depleted their numbers in the first place. Extra fine cartoon illustrations by J. Angus "Sourdough" McLean bring to life those life is most threatened. Sample recipes include: A Turn For the Wurst, Gypo Gyros (for spotted owls)and Condor Bleu. A well-disguised environmental book, The Endangered Species Cookbook is intended to rescue a most endangered quality - a sense of humor.

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Buck Peterson is universally hailed as a gourmet chef and all-round sportsman of almost mythical proportions in the square mile of woods surrounding his hunting and fishing lodge in northenmost Minnesota and at Buck's Outdoor World. Buck has been keeping his own endangered species count and is understandably concerned that his totals don't jibe with federal and state numbers. He's called the Department of Interior and the Fish and Wildlife Service several times without success. Field observers from his Advanced Plucking Institute do confirm, however, that there are no more spotted owls in his woods. Buck takes great pride that the awareness of endangered species stimulated by the publication of this book has put the peregrine falcon and the bald eagle on the road to recovery. No word yet on the Virginia Big-Eared Bat.

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