Rare Bird! Maria Mudd Ruth Book Signing

05/03/2014 - 1:00pm

Maria Mudd Ruth illuminates the secret life of the Marbled Murrelet, in Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet, now out in paper from Mountaineers.

This sprightly, tricksy, endangered seabird depends on old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest for its survival.

Can you believe it took biologists 185 years to discover this mysterious bird's nest? Come find out why!

Part naturalist detective story, part environmental inquiry, this vibrant narrative follows the improbable trail from the hallowed halls of the Smithsonian Institute to the foggy coastal environs of Redwood National Park. Along the way, the author makes a compelling case for the search for meaning in our changeable world.

Maria Mudd Ruth is the author of more than a dozen books on natural history topics for the young readers, general audiences, and accidental naturalists like herself. She is currently pursuing and writing about clouds for her next book.

Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594858352
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mountaineers Books - August 2013