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Boek Passenger pigeon door Errol Fuller

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Art. nr.: 17895 / / Beschikbaarheid: 5
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  • Errol Fuller (19 juni 1947)  is een beroemde schrijver, kunstenaar en verzamelaar, woonachtig in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Door de jaren heen heeft hij een geweldige natuur-historische privé verzameling opgebouwd, en naar onze mening één van de beste verzamelingen ter wereld! Hij is tevens de auteur van verschillende andere boeken, zoals onder andere  The great Auk, Dodo from Extinction to Icon.  Tevens heeft hij samen met David Attenborough het geweldige boek . Drawn from Paradise: The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise geschreven

 

At the start of the nineteenth century, Passenger Pigeons were perhaps the most abundant birds on the planet, numbering literally in the billions. The flocks were so large and so dense that they blackened the skies, even blotting out the sun for days at a stretch. Yet by the end of the century, the most common bird in North America had vanished from the wild. In 1914, the last known representative of her species, Martha, died in a cage at the Cincinnati Zoo.

 
This stunningly illustrated book tells the astonishing story of North America’s Passenger Pigeon, a bird species that—like the Tyrannosaur, the Mammoth, and the Dodo—has become one of the great icons of extinction. Errol Fuller describes how these fast, agile, and handsomely plumaged birds were immortalized by the ornithologist and painter John James Audubon, and captured the imagination of writers such as James Fenimore Cooper, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain. He shows how widespread deforestation, the demand for cheap and plentiful pigeon meat, and the indiscriminate killing of Passenger Pigeons for sport led to their catastrophic decline. Fuller provides an evocative memorial to a bird species that was once so important to the ecology of North America, and reminds us of just how fragile the natural world can be.
 
Published in the centennial year of Martha’s death, The Passenger Pigeon features rare archival images as well as haunting photos of live birds.
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  • Errol Fuller (19 juni 1947)  is een beroemde schrijver, kunstenaar en verzamelaar, woonachtig in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Door de jaren heen heeft hij een geweldige natuur-historische privé verzameling opgebouwd, en naar onze mening één van de beste verzamelingen ter wereld! Hij is tevens de auteur van verschillende andere boeken, zoals onder andere  The great Auk, Dodo from Extinction to Icon.  Tevens heeft hij samen met David Attenborough het geweldige boek . Drawn from Paradise: The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise geschreven

 

At the start of the nineteenth century, Passenger Pigeons were perhaps the most abundant birds on the planet, numbering literally in the billions. The flocks were so large and so dense that they blackened the skies, even blotting out the sun for days at a stretch. Yet by the end of the century, the most common bird in North America had vanished from the wild. In 1914, the last known representative of her species, Martha, died in a cage at the Cincinnati Zoo.

 
This stunningly illustrated book tells the astonishing story of North America’s Passenger Pigeon, a bird species that—like the Tyrannosaur, the Mammoth, and the Dodo—has become one of the great icons of extinction. Errol Fuller describes how these fast, agile, and handsomely plumaged birds were immortalized by the ornithologist and painter John James Audubon, and captured the imagination of writers such as James Fenimore Cooper, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain. He shows how widespread deforestation, the demand for cheap and plentiful pigeon meat, and the indiscriminate killing of Passenger Pigeons for sport led to their catastrophic decline. Fuller provides an evocative memorial to a bird species that was once so important to the ecology of North America, and reminds us of just how fragile the natural world can be.
 
Published in the centennial year of Martha’s death, The Passenger Pigeon features rare archival images as well as haunting photos of live birds.

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