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Last of the Curlews

With a foreword by W.S. Merwin and an afterword by Murray Gell-Mann

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May 24, 2011 | Paperback | 6.7 x 4.7, 176 Pages | ISBN 9781582437354
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“Mr. Bodsworth writes with an observant eye... His prose is fresh, exact, and clear.” —New York Times Book Review

In this conservation classic, originally published fifty-five years ago, Fred Bodsworth tells the story of a solitary Eskimo curlew’s perilous migration and search for a mate. The lone survivor comes to stand for the entirety of a species on the brink of extinction, and for all in nature that is endangered. This paperback edition includes a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W. S. Merwin and an afterword by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann.

FRED BODSWORTH is an esteemed ornithologist, a former reporter, and the author of six books. Last of the Curlews was his first novel. He lives in Toronto.

Praise

“The story of this migration is magnificent, informative, breathtaking, and exotic.” —Los Angeles Times

“A small gem of a book, exquisitely written, moving, and provocative.” —Boston Herald

“Mr. Bodsworth writes with an observant eye… His prose is fresh, exact, and clear.” —New York Times Book Review

“Beautifully written and ornithologically accurate, this is a must read for birders and bird watchers alike.” —Bird Watcher’s Digest

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