Soaring with Fidel: An Osprey Odyssey from Cape Cod to Cuba and Beyond
A Book Sense Notable Title "As Gessner pursues [the ospreys] down the Eastern Seaboard and even into Cuba with a BBC documentary team at his heels, ... Show synopsis A Book Sense Notable Title "As Gessner pursues [the ospreys] down the Eastern Seaboard and even into Cuba with a BBC documentary team at his heels, a lively tale of fish-eating raptors, broken embargoes and a nail-biting race to the finish line ensues . . . Gessner finds his Mecca not in the thrilling launch or triumphant end of his own 7,000-mile migration, but in the living done in between."--Jennifer Winger, "Nature Conservancy Magazine" "An engaging, lyrical guide to osprey migration, Cuba, and a common humanity."--"Orion Magazine" "Gessner's finest book, unpredictable in the best way, and funny, too; an adventure book and much more--a book of contact by a writer who quickly becomes an audible and visible presence."--Clyde Edgerton, author of "Solo" "An interesting and complex book . . . In a surprisingly short amount of time, David Gessner has evolved into one of our most accomplished and singular writers about nature. While many authors treat their experiences in nature with a hushed earnestness and a suspect neatness, Gessner writes about the messy humanness of being outside."--Mark Lynch, "Bird Observer" "An ideal traveling companion and guide. "Soaring with Fidel" lets you hover for a while in the thermals of fine language, seeing the same old world from a fresh and invigorating altitude."--Ben Steelman, "Wilmington (NC) Star-News"