Weidensaul treks across the English countryside looking for big cats, he prowls Tasmania looking for the Thylacine, he takes his turn looking for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker.
Weidensaul's writing style shines through in this gem of a book. I found myself lost in his descriptions. I trudged though the cerrado savanna of South America with sweat bees driving me crazy while we looked for the Cone-billed Tanager. I hiked next to him in the wilderness of Tasmania as he pointed out trees and birds and everything except a tasmanian tiger.
He is a gifted writer and this is one of his most adventurous books. When I finished, I was left wanting nothing short of more time in the woods, prairies, savannas, deserts and jungles of the world armed with binoculars and hope.