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by Jerome A. Jackson
- ISBN: 0060891556
- Category: Math & Science
- Author: Jerome A. Jackson
- Subcategory: Biological Sciences
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- Language: English
- Publisher: Smithsonian Books / Collins; Updated edition (May 9, 2006)
- Pages: 322 pages
- FB2 size: 1554 kb
- EPUB size: 1819 kb
- Rating: 4.7
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His enthusiansm and knowledge shine through, making this book a joy to read
His enthusiansm and knowledge shine through, making this book a joy to read.
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The ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) is one of the largest woodpeckers in the world, at roughly 20 inches (51 cm) long and 30 inches (76 cm) in wingspan. It is native to the bottomland hardwood forests and temperate coniferous forests of the southeastern United States and Cuba
A new epilogue disputes the putative rediscovery of the bird in April 2005. Jackson is passionate in his hopes that this species still exists, but he doesn't let his passion interfere with his scientific objectivity. I recommend this book to any curious bird lover.
Interview with Dr. Jerome Jackson, a noted ornithologist based in Florida. And we are talking about Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples, Florida. Located in the heart of the Everglades ecosystem of Southwest Florida, Corkscrew swamp is home to raptors, barred owls, songbirds-there were a ton of Northern Cardinals and Carolina Wrens when I visited in April. And then there are waders-Spoonbills, Egrets, Herons, and most iconically, the Wood Stork. Corkscrew is famous for that.
Ivory-billed Woodpeckers were last confirmed in 1944 in Louisiana and in 1986 in Cuba. Possible sightings by ornithologists, birders, and others in the years since are plotted on the map above and described in more detail below. Shades of green on the map show the Ivory-bill’s declining range. 14. Ogeechee River, 25 miles west of Savannah, Georgia, July 1973. Observers: Rev. C. Deming Gerow and his son, Jim.
A new epilogue disputes the putative rediscovery of the bird in April 2005. Format Paperback 322 pages.
Jackson examines the ivory-billed’s iconic status, from trade and use by native populations to its employment on stamps and whiskey decanters
Jackson examines the ivory-billed’s iconic status, from trade and use by native populations to its employment on stamps and whiskey decanters. The author argues persuasively that we should not assume the bird is extinct in the US, citing its rarity, wariness, potential quietude (though it can also be a yapper), long lifespan, and the remoteness of its preferred nesting sites as possible reasons for the lack of documented sightings over the past 60 years.
ISBN 978-0-14-243741-4. Burning Bright: A Play in Story Form. Introduction by John Ditsky
In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is a complete natural history of one of the most exciting and rare birds in the world. Noted ornithologist Jerome A. Jackson takes the reader on his fantastic and personal quest, providing detailed insights into the bird's lifestyle, habitat, and cultural significance, examining its iconic status from the late 1800s to the present in advertising, conservation, and lore. As he relates searches for the bird by John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson, and others, Jackson offers anecdotal tales illuminating the methods of early naturalists, including how one captive ivory-bill destroyed a naturalist's hotel room in a desperate attempt to escape. Jackson's search for one of the few remaining ivory-bills takes him across the United States and into Cuba. A new epilogue disputes the putative rediscovery of the bird in April 2005.