The Great Auk

The Great Auk Illustrated throughout this book provides complete coverage of every aspect of the natural history of the Great Auk a flightless bird which became extinct over years ago It catalogues every know

  • Title: The Great Auk
  • Author: Errol Fuller
  • ISBN: 9780810963917
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Illustrated throughout, this book provides complete coverage of every aspect of the natural history of the Great Auk, a flightless bird which became extinct over 150 years ago It catalogues every known specimen and surviving egg, and chronicles its frequent appearances in art and literature.

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    1. I wrote this review on amazon fifteen years ago. It is still the best reference book on the Great Auk - first issued in a Limited leather-bound Edition and then later as a hardback.Fuller's book cannot possibly be surpassed on its subject, the extinction and remaining artifacts of the The Great Auk. A truly amazing book which details every stuffed auk from around the world, as well as all the egg specimens. Mostly with photographs, the history of how each specimen finally came to its current res [...]

    2. If you want to know about great auks—and I'm aware that perhaps few do—then Errol Fuller's book is superb, meticulous and could hardly be bettered.

    3. Sadly, the great auk is no longer with us due to stupid human beings. This book made me very sad, because human beings keep on repeating the same environmental mistakes.

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