Book Club: Living on the Wind by Scott Weidensaul (1)
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In Living on the Wind, a finalist for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize, Scott Weidensaul follows awesome kettles of hawks over the Mexican coastal plain, the bar-tailed godwits that hitchhike on gale winds 6,800 miles nonstop across the Pacific from Alaska to New Zealand, and the myriad songbirds whose numbers have declined so drastically in recent decades. Migration paths form an elaborate global web that shows serious signs of fraying, and Weidensaul delves into the tragedies of habitat degradation and deforestation with an urgency that brings life to the vast problems these miraculous migrants now face, while illuminating what may be the most compelling drama in the natural world.