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Author Meiburg, Jonathan, author.

Title A most remarkable creature [text (large print)] : the hidden life and epic journey of the world's smartest birds of prey / Jonathan Meiburg.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Large Type Non-Fiction    598.96 MEI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Large Type Non-Fiction.
Edition Large print edition.
Description 665 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Flying monkeys. A unanswered question -- Johnny Rooks -- A half-tamed hawk -- The birth of a naturalist -- The most intelligent bird in the world -- The court of the penguin king -- Far away and long ago. In the wake of the dinosaurs -- A family secret -- The curious case of the missing crows -- The island of giants -- Green mansions. Bush auntie-man -- Hymenopteran dreams -- The lost world -- Sweet fishes to eat -- Above the falls -- Between the sky and the sea. Last days of the Guadalupe Caracara -- The mysterious falcon of Manco Cápac -- A new career in a new town -- Land's end -- Epilogue: return of the Mexican eagle.
Summary "In 1833, Charles Darwin was astonished by an animal he met in the Falkland Islands: handsome, social, and oddly crow-like falcons that were "tame and inquisitive . . . quarrelsome and passionate," and so insatiably curious that they stole hats, compasses, and other valuables from the crew of the Beagle. Darwin wondered why these birds were confined to remote islands at the tip of South America, sensing a larger story, but he set this mystery aside and never returned to it. Almost two hundred years later, Jonathan Meiburg reveals the wild, fascinating story of their history, origins, and possible futures."-- Back cover.
Subject Caracara (Genus)
South America -- Travel.
Bird watching -- South America.
Genre/Form Large type books.
Added Title Hidden life and epic journey of the world's smartest birds of prey
ISBN 9781432889760 (large print ; hardcover)
1432889761 (large print ; hardcover)

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