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The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World

Unread post by Yoda » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:28 pm

I am busy reading "The Search...." By Vernon RL Head

It's about the search for a nightjar that was previously known only from a wing collected in Ethiopea

So far it's an interesting read.
The author describes the scene in great detail giving his impressions and feelings.
It is not merely a factual book.

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Re: The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World

Unread post by Philip1 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:05 pm

Thank you Yoda. :thumbs_up: Sounds very interesting. :)
I see It is endemic to Ethiopia.
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:43 am

I bought the book last Christmas as a gift to myself.

Indeed, the prose is very poetic.There is also a lot of factual information about birding and problems in conservation. It is not an easy read. I found it difficult to read about so many extinctions. It is, however, a worthwhile read.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

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Re: The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World

Unread post by Yoda » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:58 am

Meandering Mouse wrote:I bought the book last Christmas as a gift to myself.

Indeed, the prose is very poetic.There is also a lot of factual information about birding and problems in conservation. It is not an easy read. I found it difficult to read about so many extinctions. It is, however, a worthwhile read.


I am about half way, and really struggling to read it.
TBH, it's a bit "flowery" for my liking.
It's a relatively short book, so if I persevere, it won't take me long to finish :roll:

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Re: The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World

Unread post by arks » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:43 am

Yoda, I totally agree with you that the prose is rather "flowery", but the adventure is worth the effort IMO. I ultimately enjoyed the book, even tho it was slow going at times, and am giving it as a gift to several friends this year.
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Re: The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World

Unread post by Yoda » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:23 am

arks wrote:Yoda, I totally agree with you that the prose is rather "flowery", but the adventure is worth the effort IMO. I ultimately enjoyed the book, even tho it was slow going at times, and am giving it as a gift to several friends this year.


Arks,
I have given up.
Maybe I am not in the right frame of mind, but I don't see the point in forcing myself in reading something I am not enjoying. :wall:
It's on the book shelf, so I guess I can always go back to it at some point.


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