Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder

April 11, 2006|
Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder by Kenn Kaufman
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At sixteen, Kenn Kaufman dropped out of the high school where he was student council president and hit the road, hitching back and forth across America, from Alaska to Florida, Maine to Mexico. Maybe not all that unusual a thing to do in the seventies, but what Kenn was searching for was a little different: not sex, drugs, God, or even self, but birds. A report of a rare bird would send him hitching nonstop from Pacific to Atlantic and back again. When he was broke he would pick fruit or doodd jobs to earn the fifty dollars or so that would last him for weeks. His goal was to set a record - most North American species seen in a year - but along the way he began to realize that at this breakneck pace he was only looking, not seeing. What had been a game became a quest for a deeper understanding of the natural world. Kingbird Highway is a unique coming-of-age story, combining a lyrical celebration of nature with wild, and sometimes dangerous, adventures, starring a colorful cast ofcharacters.
KENN KAUFMAN, originator of the Kaufman Field Guide series, is one of the world's foremost naturalists.
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Title:Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme BirderFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.79 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.79 inPublished:April 11, 2006Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0618709401

ISBN - 13:9780618709403

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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