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The Ghost with Trembling Wings Science, Wishful Thinking and the Search for Lost Species

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By: Scott Weidensaul
341 pages, no illustrations
The Ghost with Trembling Wings
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Readable chronicle of the efforts made to relocate species feared lost. Some have been successful (the hairy-eared dwarf lemur and the blue-eyed lemur in Madagascar), others tantalizingly close (the thylacine 'wolf' in Tasmania), and others doomed from the start (the Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster). Survivors usually seem to be found by accident rather than design.

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Popular Science
By: Scott Weidensaul
341 pages, no illustrations
Media reviews
Part natural history, part adventure story (starring Mr. Weidensaul as a kind of ecological-minded Indiana Jones, roaming the world in search of missing species). --Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"

"At the core of Weidensaul's book are fundamental questions about who we are, the state of our planet, and the faltering health of our ecosystems . . . [It] is as much about people as the animals they search for." --Anthony Doerr, "The Boston Globe"

"Scott Weidensaul ranks among an elite group of writer-naturalists--Bruce Chatwin, John McPhee and David Quammen come to mind--whose straightforward eloquence elevates ecology to the level of philosophy." --Janice P. Nimura, "Los Angeles Times"
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