Acclaimed journalist and conservationist Terry Glavin talked with Joseph Planta about his new book Waiting for the Macaws: And Other Stories from the Age of Extinctions (Viking, 2006), a fascinating and well-written book on his travels around the world encountering peoples attitudes toward plant and animal species, as well as languages that are seemingly fading away.
|Waiting for the Macaws: And Other Stories from the Age of Extinctions by Terry Glavin. (Viking, 2006)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
As plant and animal species disappear, we are living through what ecologists are calling, the “Sixth Great Extinction.” To paint a picture of where we’re headed, writer and conservationist Terry Glavin takes readers from a macaw roost in Costa Rica, to a small village in Ireland, to Kew, and to the Himalayas in his new book, Waiting for the Macaws: And Other Stories from the Age of Extinctions ($35.00 CDN, published by Viking). Terry Glavin’s previous book, This Ragged Place was a finalist for the Governor General’s Prize in 1996. Please welcome to Planta: On the Line, Terry Glavin; Good morning, Mr. Glavin.
Terry Glavin’s Blog: http://transmontanus.blogspot.com