The Rarest Bird in the World

The Rarest Bird in the World In 1990, A Group Of Cambridge Scientists Arrived At The Plains Of Nechisar In Ethiopia On That Expedition, They Collected Than Two Dozen Specimens, Saw Than Three Hundred Species Of Birds, And A Plethora Of Rare Butterflies, Dragonflies, Reptiles, Mammals, And Plants As They Were Gathering Up Their Findings, A Wing Of An Unidentified Bird Was Packed Into A Brown Paper Bag It Was To Become The Most Famous Wing In The World.This Wing Would Set The World Of Science Aflutter Experts Were Mystified The Wing Was Entirely Unique It Was Like Nothing They Had Ever Seem Before Could A New Species Be Named Based On Just One Wing After Much Discussion, A New Species Was Announced Nechisar Nightjar, Or Camprimulgus Solala, Which Means Only Wing And So Birdwatchers Like Vernon Began To Dream.Twenty Two Years Later, He Joins An Expedition Of Four To Find This Rarest Bird In The World In This Gem Of Nature Writing, Vernon Captivates And Enchants As He Recounts The Searches By Spotlight Through The Ethiopian Plains, And Allows The Reader To Mediate On Nature, Exploration, Our Need For Wild Places, And The Human Compulsion To Name Things Rarest Bird Is A Celebration Of A Certain Way Of Seeing The World, And Will Bring Out The Explorer In In Everyone Who Reads It. Not going to rate this one Could have been interesting if every other sentence wasn t a metaphor or simile, if the writing wasn t so flowery Anyway I m done. This book was amazingly bad It had a great title, blurb, and story I d love to know about the Nechisar nightjar But seventy pages in, we d found one sentence that made sense The language was so flowery and not at all descriptive that I could barely pick the story out I can barely believe it got published This book has some of the best bad similes I ve ever heard But my favorite paragraph has to be the one where there s a dead horse, except it s a mule, and it s dancing with the long tr This book was amazingly bad It had a great title, blurb, and story I d love to know about the Nechisar nightjar But seventy pages in, we d found one sentence that made sense The language was so flowery and not at all descriptive that I could barely pick the story out I can barely believe it got published This book has some of the best bad similes I ve ever heard But my favorite par
On its surface, the book didn t seem very promising But I had been so pleasantly surprised by The Boys on the Boat that I decided to give it a try And I m so glad I did I know little about birds and even less about birdwatching, orproperly put, bird hunting All that changed with this remarkable work It would have been enough if Head had simply told the story of the hunt for the Nechisar Nightjar But he went well beyond simply telling the story, or rather telling it simply His prose On its surface, the book didn t seem very promising But I had been so pleasantly surpr
I loved the writing style in this book Nonfiction written to read like Literary Fiction is by far my favorite way to ingest science information, but around the half way point most of the place descriptions and birdwatching expeditions began to sound the same My mind kept drifting There were still some lush parts in the story in the last 50% of the book, and I am glad I finished reading it I was good and didn t even skim read , but I will be honest and say that if it had not been a review I loved the writing style in this book Nonfiction written to read like Literary Fiction is by far my favorite way to ingest science information, but ar
Vernon Head s account of an expedition to trace the rarest of all birds, the Nechisar Nightjar deep in Ethiopia is compelling for two reasons The first is, obviously, the story of the expedition and the business of tracing a rare species The second, andsurprising element, is his often lyrical asides about the meaning of rarity, other adventures on other continents These meditations are beautifully written and quite mesmerising and, if they occasionally stray a little too far from the ch Vernon Head s account of an expedition to trace the rarest of all birds, the Nechisar Nightjar deep in Ethiopia is compelling for two reasons The first is, obviously, the story of the expedition and the business of tracing a rare species The
I adored this book, I m a birder and I love to travel I especially love travel to Africa Beautifully written. Author s prose has been described as flowery which hardly does it justice I ll admit that I m not used to seeing four or five similes and metaphors on many pages, and this was somewhat jarring at first But I got used to it, and this book p
Parts of this book and the author s musings were very engaging Head talking about his fellow birdwatchers, the parts actually addressing the search These were the sections I breezed through Unfortunately, there were
Wild and wacky and chaotic What this book loses in sophistication it makes up in passion and then some A wonderful way to share the paradox of unbridled joy in the feral chaos of nature together with the careful discipline of science and the patience of the birdwatcher. A short book about the author s trip with three fellow birdwatchers to Ethiopia, to try to be the first people to spot a bird called the Nechisar Nightjar, which had only been known from one wing specimen Large portions of the book are also taken up by the author s favorite birdwatching memories, descriptions of other rare birds, overwrought ruminations on nature and man s place in it, and the meaning of birdwatching and conservation.The writing style is extremely florid some passages could A short book about the author s trip with three fellow birdwatchers to Ethiopia, to try to be the first people to spot a bird called the Nechisar Nightjar, which had only been known from one wing specimen Large portions of the book are also taken up by the author s favorite birdwatching memories, descriptions of other rare birds, overwrought ruminations on nature and man s place in it, and the meaning of birdwatching and conservation.The writing style is extremely florid some passages could easily be entries

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • The Rarest Bird in the World
  • Vernon R.L. Head
  • 12 July 2017
  • 1605989630