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Two hundred color images celebrating the birds that journey to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge each year are accompanied by essays by noted biologists and conservationists.
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This magnificent book, with 200 sumptuous color photographs, is the story of the birds that return each summer to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. About 190 species gather from six continents and all 50 states to nest and rear their young. Included here are essays by biologists and conservationists recounting the life histories of loons and waterfowl; hawks, eagles, and falcons; shorebirds; gulls, terns, and jaegers; owls; land birds; and a few species that remain within the refuge in significant numbers year-round. David Allen Sibley, renowned author and illustrator of comprehensive guides for birders, writes in the introduction that these birds are constantly in motion, competing for territories and mates, building nests, and feeding their young and themselves. At the same time, Sibley points out, they must prepare for the migration south. The book makes clear the importance of the refuge to bird populations and the dire consequences of permitting oil exploration there. Bird-watchers will be captivated by the book; other readers may be inspired to take up this avocation. George Cohen
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"Arctic Wings makes a powerful case for continued preservation of the refuge, but it is far from just propaganda." -- Winston-Salem Journal
"Visually, the strategy editor Brown has employed is devastatingly powerful." -- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
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Book Description Mountaineers Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0898869757
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Book Description Mountaineers Books, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0898869757