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Tracks in the Sky: Wildlife and Wetlands of the Pacific Flyway

Tupper Ansel Blake (Photographs)

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ISBN 10: 0877013519 / ISBN 13: 9780877013518
Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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First edition. Signed by Tupper Ansel Blake and Peter Steinhart at the half title page. The boards are lightly shelf worn, otherwise the pages are bright and clean, without tears, the text is unmarked, and the book is tightly bound and in near fine condition. The dustwrapper is lightly rubbed at the extremities, there is a 2"/6" open tear at the top edge of the back, and the price has been clipped from the front fold-in flap, otherwise it is unmarked, wrapped in mylar, and in fair condition. (NF/Fair.) 166pp. Due to the size and weight of this book, there will be extra shipping charges added to non-domestic orders. Bookseller Inventory # 25016

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Title: Tracks in the Sky: Wildlife and Wetlands of ...

Publisher: Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

Binding: Oversized Softcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Tracks n the Sky is the long-awaited testament to the beauty and importance of the wetlands of the West. Photographer Tupper Ansel Blake and naturalist-writer Peter Steinhart present in provocative text and glorious full-color photography the spectacular panorama of the Pacific flyway. They examine the entire life system, but it is the almost overwhelming presence of the brilliantly plumed waterfowl that dominate this breathtaking book. Tupper Blake has traveled from Arctic tundra to the briny marshes of Central America following these great migratory flocks. He has caught them in all their graceful, elusive grandeur. Tracks In The Sky is a joyous celebration of wildlife and wetlands that will be welcomed by Photographers, Bird Lovers, Environmentalists, or anyone who has ever thrilled to the cry of wild geese winging unseen through the night.

From Publishers Weekly:

Near Greys Harbor, Wash., 350,000 shorebirds alight and feed on eight acres of mud flats; they are among millions that follow a migration routethe Pacific Flywayfrom the western Arctic to Costa Rica. The birds depend on wetlands near the coast, and these lands are disappearing in the wake of commerce; even the refugeswintering groundsare in trouble. Naturalist Steinhart makes a powerful statement about the urgency of preserving and restoring western wetlands; Blake's photographs carry their own eloquent message. Wetlands management is an administrative nightmare; at least six federal agencies plus several state agencies are involved, each with different goals and different definitions of a wetland. Steinhart discourses on the glories of mud, the "foundation of life," a vital source of food for birds and the heart of our fisheries. A state-by-state survey shows a lack of funds and staff at both federal and state levels, declining water quality and continuous encroachment on wetlands. A timely and important book.
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