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The big year

a tale of man, nature, and fowl obsession

by Mark Obmascik

  • 18 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bird watching,
  • Anecdotes,
  • Counting,
  • Birds,
  • Bird watchers

  • About the Edition

    Follows the 1998 Big Year competition between Sandy Komito, Al Levantin, and Greg Miller, during which the three rivals risked their lives to set a new North American birding record.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-253) and index.

    StatementMark Obmascik
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL677.5 .O27 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 268 p. ;
    Number of Pages268
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24751376M
    ISBN 100743245458
    ISBN 109780743245456
    LC Control Number2003062421
    OCLC/WorldCa53038443

      Books Music Art & design TV & radio Stage Classical Games More Comedy films The Big Year – review 1 / 5 stars 1 out of 5 stars. In big book format, join Greta, Signing Sam, and all the Critter Corner Friends as they learn to be grateful (agradecido) for the simple things in life. This beautifully illustrated book includes words to say in English and Spanish, as well as an illustrated guide to teach students selected ASL vocabulary.

    The Big Book. The Big Book is the “textbook” of AA. It includes stories of how many women and men have recovered from alcoholism. It was written by Bill Wilson and other members of the early fellowship. It is referred to as the big book because of how thick it was when it was published in It was published by the co-founders of AA.   Summary: Based on Mark Obmascik's book "The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession," the film is about three men who try to outdo each other in a bird-watching competition to spot the rarest birds in North America. The rivalry is an allegory for the challenges each faces in his own life%(29).

      Contractor Ken Bostick (Owen Wilson) holds the record for a so-called "big year" in bird watching, having spotted feathered species around the 's anxious to preserve his place as birding king, even if it means forgoing baby-making duties with his wife (Rosamund Pike).But the competition is breathing down his neck, namely amiable Brad Harris (), a computer techie with a big 3/5. Big Year Standings Big Years are monumental efforts of planning, networking, and birding. Here are the top efforts recorded so far in the ABA area. contenders are in bold. ABA Continental. 1. John Weigel - () 2. Olaf Danielson - () 3. Nicole Koeltzow - +1 () 4. Laura Keene - .


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