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The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw Book By Barcott, Bruce

  • Hardcover
  • 313 pages
  • The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw
  • Bruce Barcott
  • English
  • 04 April 2017
  • 1400062934

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10 thoughts on “The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw

  1. says:

    First read in June 2008 Reread in December 2016 I liked the book just as well the second time, I m happy to say Below is my original review written in 2008 Since that time I have, in fact, visited Belize, though we stayed on a caye and never visited the zoo or saw most of the places mentioned in the book.I m an admittedly distracted reader and often have several books going at once, but once I was a few pages into this one, I dropped all other reading to immerse myself in it I should note First read in June 2008 Reread in December 2016 I liked the book just as well the second time, I m happy to say Below is my original review written in 2008 Since that time I have, in fact, visited Belize, though we stayed on a caye and never visited the zoo or saw most of the places mentioned in the book.I m an admittedly distracted reader and often have several books going at once, but once I was a few pages into this one, I dropped all other reading to immerse myself in it I should note that Belize has been on my travel wish list for some years now, but I had only a dim notion of the country s politics and history Purely as an education in all things Belizean, this is a terrific book The history, culture, geography, and major players are all there But beyond that, this book is a real eye opener in delineating the ...

  2. says:

    I started out loving this book, but I felt that it did get bogged down in too much detail around the middle.The Zoo Lady Sharon was a fascinating and brave woman who cared so much about Belize and its animals.Then you have the corrupt government, hiding information and making side deals while increasing the power rates of the impoverished citizens And the evil company that is only too happy to take the money that will further indebt this country.I went to Belize last year and found it absolut I started out loving this book, but I felt that it did get bogged down in too much detail around the middle.The Zoo Lady Sharon was a fascinating and brave woman who cared so much about Belize and its animals.Then you have the corrupt government, hidin...

  3. says:

    I have to admit that I often read books with an eye to edit What would I cut to make itefficient This is a story of a woman trying to save the last nesting ground of the scarlet macaw in Belize from being flooded by the construction of a dam to provide her country with much needed electricity Did we need the chapter on the Mayan civilization Did we need to know the entire colonial history of Belize Did we need an overview of dams in the United States The answer is yes All this infor I have to admit that I often read books with an eye to edit What would I cut to make itefficient This is a story of a woman trying to save the last nesting ground of the scarlet macaw in Belize from being flooded by the construction of a dam to provide her country with much needed electricity Did we need the chapter on the Mayan...

  4. says:

    Highly recommended for ecological learning, how harmful dams really are, how big capitalist global companies ruin wildlife and culture, and of course, the living habits of the endangered Scarlet Macaw The author also writes for Outdoor magazine and ...

  5. says:

    You ll love the writing style, the characters and the setting, but it will get your ire up.

  6. says:

    I ordered this book before traveling to Belize in early August, but it came after my return I started reading it about a month ago, and I m glad I read it after processing the trip and after the visiting the Belize Zoo The story is about Sharon Matola, the founder and director of the Belize Zoo, and her determination to challenge the construction of the Chalillo Dam and save the nesting grounds of the vulnerable Scarlet Macaw Although Sharon and her team of professionals exhibited great forti I ordered this book before traveling to Belize in early August, but it came after my return I started reading it about a month ago, and I m glad I read it after processing the trip and after the visiting the Belize Zoo The story is about Sharon Matola, the founder and director of the Belize Zoo, and her determination to challenge the construction of the Chalillo Dam and save the nesting grounds of the vulnerable Scarlet Macaw Although Sharon and her team of professionals exhibited great fortitude against the behemoth of globalization, the dam s construction proceeded, and it has had a devastating effect on the Macal River V...

  7. says:

    Every time I go to San Francisco, the first stop is usually a long walk to City Lights Booksellers The most amazing indie bookstore on planet earth I m always discovering new gems here This being one of them I love natural history, and at times, struggle with it in context to conservation Conservation has become such a dirty word, and with understood cause I love my ear...

  8. says:

    Contributing editor to Outside magazine and author Bruce Barcott The Measure of a Mountain Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier 1997 has constructed a gripping and suspenseful account of one woman s crusade against corrupt foreign governments and multinational corporations to save the habitat of an endangered bird Barcott s simple and eloquent prose, vivid descriptions, and ability to render the most complicated business deals and legal concepts in clear layman s terms allow him to tame this Contributing editor to Outside magazine and author Bruce Barcott The Measure of a Mountain Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier 1997 has constructed a gripping and suspenseful account of one woman s crusade against corrupt foreign governments and multinational corporations to save the habitat of an endangered bird Barcott s simple and eloquent prose, vivid descriptions, and ability to render the most complicated business dea...

  9. says:

    I found myself wishing this guy had won a Pulitzer The book is so well written and edited, pulling off the feat of being simultaneously comprehensive and spare When warranted, the author takes his readers on brief trips to Africa or Canada or London he explains electricity, arcane colonial law, and the fascinating, paralyzing history and politics of Belize All this, but he never loses sight of the ecology and beauty of the Macal Valley, nor of the center of his book, Sharon, who tried to sav I found myself wishing this guy had won a Pulitzer The book is so well written and edited, pulling off the feat of being simultaneously comprehensive and spare When warranted, the author takes his readers on brief trips to Africa or Canada or London he explains electricity, arcane colonial law, and the fascin...

  10. says:

    As a former resident of Belize, this book had special meaning to me My husband and I once awakened at 4 am to get on the road to Red Bank, where we hiked with a Maya guide in absolutely POURING rain, up the side of a mountain, in hopes of seeing Scarlet Macaws Due to the rain, we were unsuccessful, but we are determined to see thes...

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