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Published: 09 November 2000

240 Pages | colour frontispiece, numerous halftones, line drawings, maps


ISBN: 9780198564782

Bookseller Code (AQ)

Sample Material

Who Killed the Great Auk?

Jeremy Gaskell

  • The first modern retelling of the extinction of the Great Auk
  • Based on contemporary eye-witness accounts of the Great Auk spanning four centuries and the wide expanse of the North Atlantic
  • Attractively illustrated including maps, photographs, line drawings, and an original colour frontispiece by artist Jan Wilczur
  • Draws on material from previously unpublished sources
  • The story features some of the greatest Victorian ornithologists and pioneers in conservation

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