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The Big Year : A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
by Mark Obmascik


Overview - Every January 1, a quirky crowd storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year -- a grand, expensive, and occasionally vicious 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would become a grueling battle for a new North American birding record.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Every January 1, a quirky crowd storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year -- a grand, expensive, and occasionally vicious 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would become a grueling battle for a new North American birding record. Bouncing from coast to coast on frenetic pilgrimages for once-in-a-lifetime rarities, they brave broiling deserts, bug-infested swamps, and some of the lumpiest motel mattresses known to man. This unprecedented year of beat-the-clock adventures ultimately leads one man to a record so gigantic that it is unlikely ever to be bested. Here, prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik creates a dazzling, fun narrative of the 275,000-mile odyssey of these three obsessives as they fight to win the greatest -- or maybe worst -- birding contest of all time.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780743245463
  • ISBN-10: 0743245466
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publish Date: February 2005
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 8.46 x 5.84 x 0.72 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds


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