One More Warbler: A Life with Birds

One More Warbler: A Life with Birds

by Victor Emanuel, S. Kirk Walsh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477312384
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 788,343
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Victor Emanuel is the founder of Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT). His travels have taken him around the world, particularly the American Southwest, Mexico, Panama, and Peru. In 1957, he founded (and continues to compile) the record-breaking Freeport Christmas Bird Count, and he has also served as president of the Texas Ornithological Society.

S. Kirk Walsh is a writer, editor, and teacher, whose work has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Boston Globe, among other print and online publications.

Table of Contents

  • Prologue
  • 1. Early Days
  • 2. The Tropics
  • 3. Freeport Christmas Count
  • 4. The Bird of My Life
  • 5. Beginnings
  • 6. Meeting Curlew
  • 7. The Triumph
  • 8. Search for the Imperial Woodpecker
  • 9. My Travels with King Penguin
  • 10. The Mozart of Birding
  • 11. New Territories
  • 12. The Big Day
  • 13. The Next Generation of Birders
  • 14. End of the Earth
  • 15. The Birds Of Heaven: Cranes, Asia, and Peter
  • 16. Birding with the Bushes
  • 17. Palace on Wheels
  • 18. Birding on the Edge
  • 19. Voyage on the Sea Cloud
  • 20. My True Obsession
  • 21. My World
  • Epilogue
  • Acknowledgments
  • Suggested Readings
  • Index

What People are Saying About This

Kenn Kaufman

"Victor Emanuel is a remarkable man who found his mentors in birding and went on to become a leader in that community for the past fifty years. In One More Warbler, Victor shares his wide-ranging adventures across the globe, including the story of his enormously influential ecotourism company, and the reasons why he become a mentor himself to whole generations of young ornithologists. It’s a fascinating read."

John Fitzpatrick

"Long before anyone used the word ‘ecotourism,’ Victor Emanuel had devoted his life to the mission of sharing with others his passion for birds and nature. His literary sophistication, boundless curiosity, commitment to mentoring, and raw, childlike exuberance have earned him friendships with writers, filmmakers, politicians, and educators the world over. This book is classic Victor: a tapestry of anecdotes, adventures, philosophical musings, and tributes to people, all woven together by glowing words of admiration for the rich diversity of birds that grace our lives, and define his."

Laura Bush

"Birding with Victor Emanuel will change the way you see the natural world. It’s an experience everyone should have."

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book only if you are interested in birding