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The Birds of Pandemonium

Life Among the Exotic and the Endangered

by Michele Raffin

Hardcover, 218 pages, Workman Pub Co, List Price: $24.95 |

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The Birds of Pandemonium
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Life Among the Exotic and the Endangered
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Michele Raffin

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Pandemonium Aviaries, the home and bird sanctuary that Michele Raffin shares with some of the world's most remarkable birds, is a conservation organization dedicated to saving and breeding birds at the edge of extinction, with the goal of eventually releasing them into the wild. In The Birds of Pandemonium, she lets us into her world — and theirs. Birds fall in love, mourn, rejoice, and sacrifice; they have a sense of humor, invent, plot, and cope. They can teach us volumes about the interrelationships of humans and animals. Their stories make up the heart of this book.