The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story

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“Finally, Robert Porter Allen gets the credit he deserves for his tireless work on behalf of the whooping crane. Kathleen Kaska movingly recounts an adventurous life dedicated to the preservation of endangered birds when the odds were overwhelmingly against success—a hurricane in the Caribbean, armed unrest in Cuba, an unwelcoming Canadian wilderness. Kaska’s narrative reads like an adventure novel!”—Elizabeth J. Rosenthal, author of Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson

“Documents the valiant efforts to ...

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Overview

“Finally, Robert Porter Allen gets the credit he deserves for his tireless work on behalf of the whooping crane. Kathleen Kaska movingly recounts an adventurous life dedicated to the preservation of endangered birds when the odds were overwhelmingly against success—a hurricane in the Caribbean, armed unrest in Cuba, an unwelcoming Canadian wilderness. Kaska’s narrative reads like an adventure novel!”—Elizabeth J. Rosenthal, author of Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson

“Documents the valiant efforts to save the endangered whooping crane from the brink of extinction and tells the story through the life and times of one of its greatest champions.”—Joe Duff, cofounder, Operation Migration

“Allen was the leading character in the tremendous struggle to save the whooping crane from extinction. His passion for the species is noteworthy, and is something for all to admire.”—Tom Stehn, U.S. Whooping Crane Recovery Team

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813040240
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 9/16/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 994,467
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Kaska is a professional writer and the author of several books including the novel Murder at the Arlington.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Part I The Making of an Ornithologist, 1905-1946

1 By Some Strange Miracle 3

2 The Decision 24

3 The Clang of a Bell 42

Part II Somewhere Up North, 1947-1950

4 Things of Value 63

5 Unforgettable Days 72

6 Small Families 88

7 Vanished 99

8 The Story of Rusty 118

Part III The Hunt, 1951-1963

9 A Sudden Change of Plans 131

10 A Different Kind of Revolution 141

11 Empty Nest 155

12 Cards on the Table 161

13 They Came through the Twilight 180

14 The Bob Allen Keys 187

Epilogue: Hope on the Wing 195

Acknowledgments 217

Notes 219

Bibliography 225

Index 229

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