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Season at the Point: The Birds and Birders of Cape May

Connor, Jack

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ISBN 10: 087113456X / ISBN 13: 9780871134561
Edité par Atlantic Monthly Pr, New York, 1991
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First edition 1991, first printing stated. Signed and inscribed by Author on the title page " John, Hope to see you at the platform at the Point next fall. Jack Connor 5-9-92", also has blank private bookplate on the half title page. Hardcover with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. DJ fine, no tears no chips no edgewear, few very light spots at rear panel, Price Not clipped. 8vo, XIV + 290 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 013352

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Titre : Season at the Point: The Birds and Birders ...

Éditeur : Atlantic Monthly Pr, New York

Date d'édition : 1991

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :New

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Synopsis :

Conveys the story of the birds and birders that gather in Cape May Point, N.J., describing the adaptations, migratory patterns, and aerodynamics of the birds

From Kirkus Reviews:

The title's ``Point'' is Cape May Point, N.J., and the ``Season'' is the 1988 hawk-watch, a three-month period from mid- August to mid-November when tens of thousands of migrating birds pass overhead. Despite the title's narrow focus, this excellent account has a scope as broad as life on earth, and Connor leaves the reader wanting to know more, wanting even to grab binoculars and head outdoors. Like John McPhee, the author knows how to bring a subject alive through the words of the people closest to it. Here, those men and women are dedicated birders and bird-banders, two sometimes antagonistic but not always mutually exclusive groups, and the ostensible subject is raptors (a group of birds that includes both owls and hawks), or, to be technical, which Connor rarely is, the order Falconiformes, which includes osprey, vultures, kites, accipiters, buteos, eagles, and, of course, falcons. The larger subject is our fragile environment, for which birds are a measure of change as well as the victims of change. For birders, Connor makes clear, seeing birds is all-important; for banders, capturing them and actually handling them is the ultimate experience. Though the two may disagree about priorities, both groups are filled with committed naturalists and conservationists, and Connor presents their views equitably and their enthusiasms eloquently. Nature writing by a keen observer of nature, both human and otherwise. (Line drawings--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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