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Who Killed the Great Auk

Who Killed the Great Auk Author Jeremy Gaskell
ISBN-10 0198564783
Release 2000
Pages 227
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'This little book is a fitting memorial to the lost penguin of the northern seas. It's a labour of love.' -Evening Standard, Monday 27th November 2000



The Great Auk

The Great Auk Author Errol Fuller
ISBN-10 1593730039
Release 2003
Pages 48
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A seabird whose extinction was entirely the work of humankind, the last two recorded great auk's were killed on June 3, 1844. This book pays homage to this incredible species.



The Great Auk Or Garefowl

The Great Auk  Or Garefowl Author Symington Grieve
ISBN-10 1930585357
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 192
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A reprint of Symington Grieve's classic treatise on the great auk, an extinct flightless bird of northern seas.



The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk Author Jan Thornhill
ISBN-10 9781554989928
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 44
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For hundreds of thousands of years Great Auks thrived in the icy seas of the North Atlantic, bobbing on the waves, diving for fish and struggling up onto rocky shores to mate and hatch their fluffy chicks. But by 1844, not a single one of these magnificent birds was alive. In this stunningly illustrated non-fiction picture book, award-winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill tells the tragic story of these birds that “weighed as much as a sack of potatoes and stood as tall as a preteen’s waist.” Their demise came about in part because of their anatomy. They could swim swiftly underwater, but their small wings meant they couldn’t fly and their feet were so far back on their bodies, they couldn’t walk very well. Still the birds managed to escape their predators much of the time … until humans became seafarers. Great Auks were pursued first by Vikings, then by Inuit, Beothuk and finally European hunters. Their numbers rapidly dwindled. They became collectors’ items — their skins were stuffed for museums, to be displayed along with their beautiful eggs. (There are some amazing stories about these stuffed auks — one was stolen from a German museum during WWII by Russian soldiers; another was flown to Iceland and given a red-carpet welcome at the airport.) Although undeniably tragic, the final demise of the Great Auk led to the birth of the conservation movement. Laws were eventually passed to prevent the killing of birds during the nesting season, and similar laws were later extended to other wildlife species.



The Great Auk

The Great Auk Author Errol Fuller
ISBN-10 1593730039
Release 2003
Pages 48
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A seabird whose extinction was entirely the work of humankind, the last two recorded great auk's were killed on June 3, 1844. This book pays homage to this incredible species.



The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction Author Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN-10 9780805099799
Release 2014-02-11
Pages 336
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ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. She introduces us to a dozen species, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, staghorn coral, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino. Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.



The Great Auk

The Great Auk Author
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044107161481
Release 1868
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The Great Auk

The Great Auk    Author John Alexander Harvie-Brown
ISBN-10 CHI:086864628
Release 1891
Pages 15
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The Collector of Lost Things

The Collector of Lost Things Author Jeremy Page
ISBN-10 9781405518192
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 384
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I felt the worlds of ocean and ice were meeting in a frontier of rage, as if the Earth had torn in two along this line.This was a place if there ever was a place, where you could disappear. The year is 1845 and young researcher Eliot Saxby is paid to go on an expedition to the Arctic in the hope of finding remains of the by now extinct Great Auk. He joins a regular hunting ship, but the crew and the passengers are not what they seem. Caught in the web of relationships on board, Eliot struggles to understand the motivations of the sociopathic, embroidery-loving Captain Sykes, the silent First Mate French, the flamboyant laudanum-addicted Bletchley and, most importantly of all, Bletchley's beautiful but strange 'cousin' Clara. As the ship moves further and further into the wilds of the Arctic sea, Eliot clings to what he believes in, desperate to save Clara but drawn irrevocably back into the past that haunts him. The first historical novel from an author who has been critically acclaimed for his two contemporary novels (Salt and The Wake), The Collector of Lost Things is a compulsive, beautifully writtten read.



The Great Auk

The Great Auk Author Emily Crofford
ISBN-10 PSU:000021776861
Release 1989
Pages 48
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Describes how the Great Auk lived before its extinction in the mid 1800s and discusses the physical characteristics, habits, and breeding of other members of the Auk family and laws to protect these rare birds.



Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers Author Christopher Cokinos
ISBN-10 1585427225
Release 2009
Pages 369
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Presents the histories of six extinct North American birds, how they were killed, and who attempted to protect them, and discusses what can be learned from these losses to save today's endangered wildlife.



Animal victims in modern fiction

Animal victims in modern fiction Author Marian Louise Scholtmeijer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015026975980
Release 1993
Pages 330
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Great Auk Islands

Great Auk Islands Author T. R. Birkhead
ISBN-10 UOM:39076001363394
Release 1993
Pages 275
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Describes the business of conducting biological studies on seabirds in remote parts of eastern Canada, discussing the beauty of the Arctic environment, the biology of its wildlife, and the discovery and exploitation of enormous seabird colonies, including the destruction of the Great Auk.



Acta Ornithologica

Acta Ornithologica Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924094739194
Release 2001
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Sea of Slaughter

Sea of Slaughter Author Farley Mowat
ISBN-10 9781771000468
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 560
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The northeastern seaboard of Canada and the United States, extending from Labrador to Cape Cod, was the first region of North America to suffer from human exploitation. Farley Mowat informs extensive historical and biological research with his direct experience living in and observing this region. When it was first published more than 20 years ago, Sea of Slaughter served as a catalyst for environment reform, raising awareness of the decline and destruction of marine and coastal species. Today, it remains a prescient environmental classic, serving, now as ever, as a haunting reminder of the impact of human interest on the natural world.



The Portable Sixties Reader

The Portable Sixties Reader Author Ann Charters
ISBN-10 0142001945
Release 2003
Pages 628
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Contains excerpts from essays, speeches, poetry, and fiction representative of the American counterculture of the 1960s.



A Changing World for Wildlife

A Changing World for Wildlife Author George S. Fichter
ISBN-10 0307687473
Release 1977-01-01
Pages 141
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