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On rare birds.


On rare birds.

Albus, Anita. Trans. by Gerald Chapple.

Globe Pequot Press


276 pages




An award-winning writer and artist, Albus tells the sad tales of the passenger pigeon, great auk, and two other extinct bird species, as well as those of six birds who may soon join them in oblivion, including the numerous macaws, the corncrake, and the kingfisher. The author's engaging text mixes history, science, and (often) awe to help readers understand the importance of what the world has lost, and what we may be about to lose. Accompanying the text are dozens of historic prints and engravings of the birds under discussion (many in full color), as well as many examples of the author's own artwork. This beautiful and passionate book will be treasured by bird lovers.

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Date:Jun 1, 2011
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