Two Books Tell the Same Story


  • With the apparent rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker ( Science 308:1460 [3 June 2005]), the books reviewed below take on added significance. In my review, written before the rediscovery of the species, I assumed the prevalent view that the species is now extinct. That it persists in the Big Woods of eastern Arkansas provides a compelling example of how essential conservation biology has become.

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