The Rarest of the Rare

The Rarest of the Rare

Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Profiles a variety of endangered animals including the golden lion tamarin, monk seal, and short-tailed albatross, revealing the factors that are contributing to their endangerment and describing preservation efforts. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

Book News
Ackerman turns her gift for adventure and poetic description to a vast world of disappearing species and habitats. Her journeys lead to, among other places, the habitats of the golden lion tamarind in Brazil's rain forest, the monk seals of the Pacific's French Frigate Shoals, and the vital but threatened layover sites of the monarch butterfly. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
In The Rarest of the Rare, Ackerman sets off on journeys that lead to, among other places, the habitats of the golden lion tamarind in the rain forests of Brazil, the monk seals of the Pacific's French Frigate Shoals, and the endearing short-tailed albatross on an almost inaccessible island off Japan, as well as the vital but threatened layover sites of the vastly traveled monarch butterfly.
She weaves together her own poetic observations of such invaluable creatures and landscapes with the informed, entertaining, and sometimes quirky or compulsive voices of the men and women who know them best. The result is a book that broadens our horizons by carrying us across them. It sings to us in the voice of that uncommon bird herself, Diane Ackerman.

Baker
& Taylor

Profiles a variety of endangered animals, revealing the factors that are contributing to their endangerment and describing preservation efforts

Publisher: New York : Random House, 1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679403463
0679403469
Branch Call Number: 574.529 ACK
Characteristics: xxi, 184 p. ; 25 cm

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