Spix's Macaw

Download or Read eBook Spix's Macaw PDF written by Tony Juniper and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2004-11-16 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Spix's Macaw
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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 316
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ISBN-10 : 9780743475518
ISBN-13 : 0743475518
Rating : 4/5 (18 Downloads)

Book Synopsis Spix's Macaw by : Tony Juniper

Book excerpt: "Spix's Macaw tells the story of a unique band of brilliant blue birds - who talk, fall in love, and grieve - struggling against extinction. By the second half of the twentieth century the birds had become more valuable than heroin, worth thousands of dollars on the black market. In 1990, only one was found to be living in the wild and an emergency international rescue operation was launched, calling on private collectors to come forward with their birds to mate with the last wild Spix's." "In a breathtaking display of stoicism and endurance, the loneliest bird in the world had lived without a mate for fourteen years, outwitting predators and poachers. Would he take to a new companion? Like humans, Spix's Macaws can't be forced to love, but the stakes were as high as they could be: the survival of one of the world's most beautiful birds."--BOOK JACKET.


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