Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre (Hardcover)
Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre
Atria Books, 9781439191521, 277pp.
Publication Date: April 16, 2013
Praise For Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre…
“An exciting adventure story set against a sobering picture of the Mexican political scene.”
"Imperial Dreams by Tim Gallagher is a natural history of the world’s most spectacular woodpecker and a mystery... It starts as a lighthearted adventure and becomes a tragedy and a tale of terror.... one to excite adventure travelers ...an unforgettable tale of loss... Excellent adventure."
“The best birding book that’s been written in years”
“Popular science writing at its best.... A gem. Gallagher has set a gold standard for nature writing. A triumph.”
“The most delightful and fascinating magpie of a memoir, told with panache, verve, and honesty.”
-Tony Huston, screenwriter
"Tim Gallagher's Imperial Dreams is unique, a blend of natural and tragic human history and Indiana Jones-style adventure. Imagine venturing into the mountainous heart of Mexico's narcotraficante country armed only with pictures of a great bird that may or may not be extinct. This is Tim Gallagher's most exciting book, and may be his best."
-Stephen Bodio, author of An Eternity of Eagles