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The Curse of the Labrador Duck


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Glen Chilton, Ph.D., is a member of every major ornithological society. His scientific research has been published in many scholarly journals including The Auk, the most prestigious ornithological publication in the world. He lives in Australia with his wife.


"I've seen my share of strange quests, and have even taken part in a few myself, but nothing matches Glen Chilton's galloping obsession to corner the market on rare stuffed ducks. A funny, fast-paced and oddly heroic tale."
-- Will Ferguson, author of Happiness
"From the wilds of Nova Scotia to the neglected bowels of decrepit museums, Glen Chilton is in relentless pursuit of evidence of the extinct Labrador Duck. And the curse? You'll have to read this engaging adventure to find out."
-- Tim Flannery, Author of The Weather Makers
"The Curse of the Labrador Duck is a pleasure to read and not really about a bird at all. It's about our obsessions, and how they lead us to the most wonderful, unexpected places. Glen Chilton is a funny and engaging writer. He is also a bit insane, and thank goodness for that."
-- Eric Werner, author of The Geography of Bliss
"Glen Chilton is one of those great rarities--a serious scientist who knows how to spin a fascinating yarn. The Curse of the Labrador Duck drew me in from the start and I eagerly followed Chilton's wild ride through every gritty inner-city back road, grungy gin joint, and dilapidated hotel room in North America and Europe."
-- Tim Gallagher, author of The Grail Bird: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
"The Curse of the Labrador Duck is a fascinating wild goose chase (where the geese are all dead and aren't technically geese). Glen Chilton--currently my favorite hard-drinking ornithologist--is a wonderful guide, with prose that calls to mind James Herriot and Bill Bryson."
-- A.J. Jacobs, author of The Guinea Pig Diaries and the Year of Living Biblically

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