The Great Auk

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Abrams, 1999 - Nature - 448 pages
Its strange and mysterious story is told in the pages of this book through more than 400 illustrations, bringing together almost every known archival image of the species, dramatic photographs of the lonely islands it once inhabited, artists' renderings of the bird, and intriguing pictures of the many fascinating characters who became involved in the Great Auk's tragic story."--BOOK JACKET.

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The great auk, or "penguin of the north," is nearly as well known in the annals of extinction as the dodo and passenger pigeon. A flightless bird, it lived in large colonies--a habit that was ... Read full review

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Contents
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The Great Auks Appearance
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The Great Auks Place in the World of Birds
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