Kingbird highway: the biggest year in the life of an extreme birder

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Houghton Mifflin,
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2006.
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At sixteen, Kenn Kaufman dropped out of the high school where he was student council president and hit the road, hitching back and forth across America, from Alaska to Florida, Maine to Mexico. Maybe not all that unusual a thing to do in the seventies, but what Kenn was searching for was a little different: not sex, drugs, God, or even self, but birds. A report of a rare bird would send him hitching nonstop from Pacific to Atlantic and back again. When he was broke he would pick fruit or doodd jobs to earn the fifty dollars or so that would last him for weeks. His goal was to set a record - most North American species seen in a year - but along the way he began to realize that at this breakneck pace he was only looking, not seeing. What had been a game became a quest for a deeper understanding of the natural world. Kingbird Highway is a unique coming-of-age story, combining a lyrical celebration of nature with wild, and sometimes dangerous, adventures, starring a colorful cast ofcharacters.
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subject_facetAdventure and adventurers -- Mexico -- Biography
Adventure and adventurers -- United States -- Biography
Anecdotes
Autobiographies
Biographies
Bird watchers -- United States -- Biography
Bird watching -- Mexico -- Anecdotes
Bird watching -- United States -- Anecdotes
Electronic books
Kaufman, Kenn -- Travel -- Mexico
Kaufman, Kenn -- Travel -- United States
Mexico -- Description and travel
United States -- Description and travel
title_displayKingbird highway : the biggest year in the life of an extreme birder
title_fullKingbird highway : the biggest year in the life of an extreme birder / Kenn Kaufman
Kingbird highway : the biggest year in the life of an extreme birder [electronic resource] / Kenn Kaufman
title_shortKingbird highway
title_subthe biggest year in the life of an extreme birder
topic_facetAdventure and adventurers
Bird watchers
Bird watching
Description and travel
Electronic books
Kaufman, Kenn
Travel