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The Big Year:  A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession
The Big Year A Tale of Man Nature and Fowl Obsession
Author: Mark Obmascik
In one of the wackiest competitions around, every year hundreds of obsessed bird watchers participate in a contest known as the North American Big Year. Hoping to be the one to spot the most species during the course of the year, each birder spends 365 days racing around the continental U.S. and Canada compiling lists of birds, all for the glory...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780965901345
ISBN-10: 0965901343
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Got birds. Story about birders engaged in a grueling battle for the North American birding record. Three obssessive birders set out on a frenetic pilgrimage in a grand, expensive and vicious 365-day marathon of birdwatching.
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I'm not even that interested in bird-watching, yet I was fascinated by this book!
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Very enjoyable book about birding.
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Follows three men obsessed with seeing the most birds in North America in the year 1998. Birders would appreciate their journeys.
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I found this a fascinating look at a world that I never knew existed. The book as informative -- the author knows his birds -- and read like a fast-paced adventure. I would recommend to anyone. This is an glimpse at a group of people with a particular passion. (BTW, the amount of money spent is a great argument for protecting natural habitats, although not all birds were found in the wilds of N.A.)
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An amazing and hilarious look into the culture of birders. As an amateur birder I was intrigued but to witness the obsession in this book was fascinating!


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