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   * Pursuit

* Bird

* Place


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*The eBook   * The paperback   *This Website



The complete ebook is available -- Click here -- for less than the price of an

Ostrich Feather Duster


A paperback is also available.  Image.  Another.
Both ebook and paperback have full-color photos, one for each of the 30 birds, a beautiful portrait heading each chapter.


At the same time, this website, which contains portions of the ebook, grows periodically (slowly) through sequential postings.


See Additional postings/Notifications for further details about the website.


If the postings here are not sufficient to whet your appetite, see the
Extended Table of Contents in the Addendum

for a summary of what the entire book contains, chapter by chapter.


The reviews are in:

"Quite an amazing production!", "It is a great read!", "I love it!",
"love the feel of free range authorship", "What a great read!", "thoroughly enjoyed it!", "infectious!"


A book about biodiversity, but also a book about American, indeed North American, diversity.


ebook note for beginners:
Download a free app for your Android, iOS, Mac, PC, or other web device. This will enable you to read any Kindle ebook on literally any device. No need to transfer or convert files. Everything is automatically reconfigured to the size of your screen, something this website also does, as you see if you are viewing on your mobile phone or tablet.
Here is the link to these apps: Free. Further guidance: Guide.


Not your usual website, is this?



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Table of Contents


[Q]=Thumbnail and first paragraph available here.                                                                         See Photo Credits, below, for all the photographic artists exhibited in this book.
Special note: For a listing of chapters that includes each bird's name, click on Random Footnotes.
* includes author profile
** in ebook and paperback only

One last thing:
Hardy has published a new book, this one about China.

Green Lake: Reflections from the Surface of China     Click image to view on Amazon

Just as with the book here, there's a companion website: chinagreenlake.com


   Birds treated, but not featured (see Photo Credits):