The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw


  • Author: Bruce Barcott
  • Release Date : 2008-02-05
  • Genre: Nature
  • File Size: 2833633 Bytes


“The first time we came here I didn’t know what to expect,” she told me as we paddled upstream. “What we found just blew me away. Jaguars, pumas, river otters, howler monkeys. The place was like a Noah’s Ark for all the endangered species driven out of the rest of Central America. There was so much life! That expedition was when I first saw the macaws.”As a young woman, Sharon Matola lived many lives. She was a mushroom expert, an Air Force survival specialist, and an Iowa housewife. She hopped freight trains for fun and starred as a tiger tamer in a traveling Mexican circus. Finally she found her one true calling: caring for orphaned animals at her own zoo in the Central American country of Belize. Beloved as “the Zoo Lady” in her ad...

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw


  • Author : Bruce Barcott
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812973136


The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw Book Description :

Describes the desperate efforts of a few determined villagers in Belize, led by Sharon Matola, a one-time circus performer who runs the Belize Zoo, to stop efforts to build a huge dam that would destroy one of Central America's great rivers and the last scarlet macaws in Belize, taking on the corrupt Belize government and big money corporations in the process. Reprint. 12,500 first printing....

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw


  • Author : Bruce Barcott
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-01-13
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588368003


The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw Book Description :

“The first time we came here I didn’t know what to expect,” she told me as we paddled upstream. “What we found just blew me away. Jaguars, pumas, river otters, howler monkeys. The place was like a Noah’s Ark for all the endangered species driven out of the rest of Central America. There was so much life! That expedition was when I first saw the macaws.” As a young woman, Sharon Matola lived many lives. She was a mushroom expert, an Air Force survival specialist, and an Iowa housewife. She hopped freight trains for fun and starred as a tiger tamer in a traveling Mexican circus. Finally she found her one true calling: caring for orphaned animals at her own zoo in the Central American country of Belize. Beloved as “the Zoo Lady” in her a...

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw


  • Author : Bruce Barcott
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400062935


The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw Book Description :

Describes the efforts of a few determined villagers in Belize, led by Sharon Matola, the head of the Belize Zoo, to stop attempts to build a huge dam that would destroy one of Central America's great rivers and the last scarlet macaws in Belize....

Measure of a Mountain
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Measure of a Mountain


  • Author : Bruce Barcott
  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781570618000


Measure of a Mountain Book Description :

In The Measure of a Mountain, Seattle writer Bruce Barcott sets out to know Rainier. His method is exploratory, meandering, personal. He begins by encircling it, first by car then on foot. He finds that the mountain is a complex of moss-bearded hemlocks and old-growth firs, high meadows that blossom according to a precise natural timeclock, sheets of crumbling pumice, fractured glaciers, and unsteady magma. Its snow fields bristle with bug life, and its marmots chew rocks to keep their teeth from overgrowing. Rainier rumbles with seismic twitches and jerks—some one-hundred-thirty earthquakes annually. The nightmare among geologists is the unstoppable wall of mud that will come rolling down its slopes when a hunk of mountain falls off, as it does ev...

Weed the People

Weed the People


  • Author : Bruce Barcott
  • Publisher : Time Home Entertainment
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618936073


Weed the People Book Description :

There is no other organization whose inner workings are more secretive than the Vatican - the spiritual and physical center - of the Catholic Church. Now, with a dynamic new leader in Pope Francis, all eyes are upon the church, as this immensely popular Pope seeks to bring the church back from the right to center, in what can almost be described as a populist stance, blurring the lines between politics, religion and culture. With topics including women, finance, scandal, and reform at the fore, never before have so many eyes been upon the church in what could be its defining moment for modern times. Now the most respected journalist covering the Vatican and the Catholic Church today, John L. Allen, reveals the inner workings of the Vatican to display...

A Natural History of Belize

A Natural History of Belize


  • Author : Samuel Bridgewater
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-20
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292739017


A Natural History of Belize Book Description :

Belize's Chiquibul Forest is one of the largest remaining expanses of tropical moist forest in Central America. It forms part of what is popularly known as the Maya Forest. Battered by hurricanes over millions of years, occupied by the Maya for thousands of years, and logged for hundreds of years, this ecosystem has demonstrated its remarkable ecological resilience through its continued existence into the twenty-first century. Despite its history of disturbance, or maybe in part because of it, the Maya Forest is ranked as an important regional biodiversity hot spot and provides some of the last regional habitats for endangered species such as the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile. A Natural History of Belize presents f...

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Score: 3.5
From 522 Ratings

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-01-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316219303


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book Description :

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, a...

Conducting Research in Conservation

Conducting Research in Conservation


  • Author : Helen Newing
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-10-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136934391


Conducting Research in Conservation Book Description :

Conducting Research in Conservation is the first textbook on social science research methods written specifically for use in the expanding and increasingly multidisciplinary field of environmental conservation. The first section on planning a research project includes chapters on the need for social science research in conservation, defining a research topic, methodology, and sampling. Section two focuses on practical issues in carrying out fieldwork with local communities, from fieldwork preparation and data collection to the relationships between the researcher and the study community. Section three provides an in-depth focus on a range of social science methods including standard qualitative and quantitative methods such as participant observation...

The Owl and the Woodpecker

The Owl and the Woodpecker


  • Author : Paul Bannick
  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594850950


The Owl and the Woodpecker Book Description :

An intimate blend of personal field notes, rich natural history, and stunning photographs in the wild, this perfect holiday book for all bird-watchers provides an in-depth look at two of our most iconic--and important-- bird species. Great for photography lovers, conservationists and backyard enthusiasts alike, it includes an overview map of habitats and a foreword by award-winning artist and writer Tony Angell.Every wild place and urban area in North America hosts an owl or a woodpecker species, while healthy natural places often boast representatives of both. The diversity of these two families of birds, and the ways in which they define and enrich the ecosystems they inhabit, are the subject of this vivid new book by photographer and naturalist Pa...

Birds of Nicaragua

Birds of Nicaragua


  • Author : Liliana Chavarría-Duriaux
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501709500


Birds of Nicaragua Book Description :

Birders in Central America have long known that Nicaragua is one of the best birding locations in the world, and with tourism to the country on the upswing, birders from the rest of the world are now coming to the same conclusion. The largest country in Central America, Nicaragua is home to 763 resident and passage birds, by latest count. Because of its unique topography—the country is relatively flat compared to its mountainous neighbors to the north and south—it forms a geographical barrier of sorts, which means that many birds that originate in North America reach their southernmost point in Nicaragua, while many birds from South America reach their northernmost point in the country. There are few places in the world where you can find both a ...