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Who Killed the Great Auk?

by Jeremy Gaskell

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7401031M
ISBN 100198564783
ISBN 109780198564782

Jul 27,  · Nothing really tops the way the last Great Auk of the British Isles was killed. Sorry Icelanders, you didn’t win the barbarian award this time around. In July of on the Saint Kilda archipelago in Scotland, three local men caught and killed the very last Great Auk of the region. Nov 04,  · Published by Groundwood Books. Summary: For thousands of years, the Great Auk lived in northern seas. It evolved to live in the water, only coming ashore to mate and lay a single egg once a year. On land, it was slow and clumsy, but it nested in rocky .

Last reliably spotted in off the lonely Icelandic island of Eldey, the mysterious, flightless Great Auk continues to exert a powerful hold on humankind's imagination-more than years after the bird became extinct. This stunning book, with more than beguiling pictures, over half in full color, covers every aspect of the Great Auk's natural cinemavog-legrauduroi.com: Errol Fuller. Jul 03,  · And if you didn’t think that was spiteful enough, we should probably point out here that almost exactly four years earlier from when the last breeding pair of great auks were killed, the last great auk ever seen in British waters was unceremoniously beaten to death with a stick by a bunch of superstitious sailors who thought it was a witch.

May 15,  · Extinction of the Great Auk The Wildlife Channel. In the 19th century the Great auk disappeared from existence as a result of uncontrolled hunting and the collection of . In the words of Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the book The Sixth Extinction, “By all the great auks of North America had been salted, plucked and deep fried into oblivion.” It is not known whether man killed every last auk at Funk Island or whether the population had been reduced to .


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Who Killed the Great Auk? by Jeremy Gaskell Download PDF EPUB FB2

But as Gaskell shows, the extinction of the Great Auk was not a straightforward tale of overhunting. In this subtle, nuanced book, he reveals the ways in which its fate was inextricably bound up with the social, economic, and political history of the time. Who Killed the Great Auk.

is nature writing at its best. From the journey of Audubon to Cited by: 8. Who killed the great auk. User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. The Great Auk was a large, Who Killed the Great Auk? book seabird of the North Atlantic. Being flightless, it was easily exploited for its meat, eggs, and feathers, until by the s it was extinct.

Mar 15,  · Part scientific mystery, part cultural history, part intellectual archaeology, Who Killed the Great Auk. vividly tells the story of the extinction that helped launch the first conservation movement.

The Great Auk was a large, flightless bird with tiny wings and an enormous beak/5. A great auk appears as a prized possession of Baba the Turk in Igor Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress (libretto by W. Auden and Chester Kallman). Mascots. The great auk is the mascot of the Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware, and the Adelaide University Choral Society (AUCS) in Class: Aves.

Get this from a library. Who killed the great auk?. [Jeremy Gaskell] -- "The disappearance of the Great Auk ignited the public imagination and it became the stuff of legend. More importantly, its plight keenly interested a number of great Victorian ornithologists who. Europeans had of the great auk.

Although his volume makes use of the history of science, his interest centers on the fate of the great auk, not the context in which it played out. Given the paucity of the record concerning the great auk, one cannot be surprised that Who Killed the.

But as Gaskell shows, the extinction of the Great Auk was not a straightforward tale of overhunting. In this subtle, nuanced book, he reveals the ways in which its fate was inextricably bound up with the social, economic, and political history of the time.

Who Killed the Great Auk. is nature writing at its best. From the journey of Audubon to Author: Jeremy Gaskell. Part scientific mystery, part cultural history, part intellectual archaeology, Who Killed the Great Auk. vividly tells the story of the extinction that helped launch the first conservation movement.

The Great Auk was a large, flightless bird with tiny wings and an enormous beak. Its clumsy, erect gait on land made it an easy target for sailors and landsmen alike, who hunted it for its ample.

But as Gaskell shows, the extinction of the Great Auk was not a straightforward tale of overhunting. In this subtle, nuanced book, he reveals the ways in which its fate was inextricably bound up with the social, economic, and political history of the time.

Who Killed the Great Auk. is nature writing at its best. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Who Killed the Great Auk. by Jeremy Gaskell (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. Oct 01,  · This book is a good read for those with interests in history, ornithology, geography, and their interplay through changing human understanding and misunderstanding.

The book will likely find a wide readership in public and university libraries. So who killed the Great Auk. Lots of people did. Who killed the great auk. by Jeremy Gaskell. Publication date Topics Great auk, Extinct birds Publisher Oxford University Press Collection Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive cinemavog-legrauduroi.com: The Great Auk: The Extinction of the Original Penguintells this tale of destruction and of what we, as a species, do to the world around us.

Errol Fuller is a world-renowned authority on extinct birds and the author of many books concerned with extinction and conservation. About this book. Gaskell takes the reader on a tour of some of the wildest and coldest places on earth as he tries to uncover the facts behind the disappearance of the Great Auk, and the reasons why attempts to save it were in vain.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(2). Jul 10,  · When the Last of the Great Auks Died, It Was by the Crush of a Fisherman’s Boot Featuring the Great Auk as a cautionary tale, byevery last bird on the island was cinemavog-legrauduroi.com: Samantha Galasso. EBSCOhost serves thousands of libraries with premium essays, articles and other content including How collectors killed the great auk.

Get access to over 12 million other articles. Oct 27,  · We can concretely see this in the thoughtless destruction of animal species. Jan Thornhill tells us this sad story in the fine book “The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk.” The Great Auk, a shorebird, stood about 30 inches tall and weighed nearly 30 lbs.

Living next to the islands in the North Atlantic, the Auks were outstanding swimmers. Great auk is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia cinemavog-legrauduroi.com so, if you can update or improve it, please do so.

This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on July 3, Mar 08,  · In his book, Fuller writes that each extant great auk specimen represents “a little tragedy all of its own.” He traces the history of dozens of preserved auks, and was able to identify five.

Dec 13,  · The last Great Auk was killed in Although fictional, the book tells an interesting story about where this species was found, its distribution, and as best as can be reconstructed, some information about its behavior/5(5).Nov 09,  · Buy Who Killed the Great Auk?

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