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Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Strycker, Noah, Kaufman, Kenn (Foreward By)
ISBN: 1328494632     ISBN-13: 9781328494634
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    OUR PRICE: $14.39  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: September 2018
In 2015, Noah Strycker, a young American birder, became the first person to see more than half of the 10,000 bird species on planet Earth in one year. Traveling to forty-one countries on seven continents with just a small backpack, a pair of binoculars, and a series of one-way tickets, Noah not only set a new world record, he also captured the hearts and imaginations of people all over the world.

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BISAC Categories:
- Travel | Special Interest
Dewey: 598
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.00" W x 1.00" (1.00 lbs) 326 pages
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Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2017 August #4)

Strycker (The Thing with Feathers), a birder and adventurer, chronicles the record-setting year he spent trekking the globe, succeeding in his aim "to see 5,000 species of birds—about half the birds on Earth—in the ultimate round-the-world journey." He begins in Antarctica on Jan. 1, 2015, and ends on December 31 in Australia, traveling to every continent and spotting more than 6,000 species. Strycker traces his lifelong interest in ornithology to his Pacific Northwest childhood and a fortuitous set of bird-related events that took place in his life at age 10. In this volume Strycker tracks what he saw during his "big year" and describes his planning process and the ground rules he established. Every bird he counted, for example, would need to be "seen by at least one other person." His companions had to be local, too, "living in the same country where we went birding together." This would prevent loneliness on his solo trip and help to give him the inside scoop. Even readers who wouldn't know a marvellous spatuletail from a southern ground hornbill will be awed by Strycker's achievement and appreciate the passion with which he pursues his interest. Photos. Agent: Russell Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary. (Oct.)

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