I am the author . The loon is a fascinating, ancient bird that is beautiful to look at and to paint and spell-binding to listen to. For many, many people it is a treasured totem animal. It invokes precious moments, weeks, months, years, lifetimes spent on northern lakes for countless people This book is a best-seller among nature books, having sold 125,000 copies. I am convinced that you too will enjoy it. Purchase your own copy while you still can. This book is in like New condition with the original dust jacket hard copy.