The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

Book - 2016
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"For hundreds of thousands of years great auks thrived in the icy seas of the North Atlantic, bobbing on the waves, diving for fish, and struggling up onto rocky shores to mate and hatch their fluffy chicks. But by 1844, not a single one of these magnificent birds was alive ... Although undeniably tragic, the final demise of the Great Auk led to the birth of the conservation movement"
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9781554988655
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Great auk


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Sep 28, 2019

Okay, but unfortunately the author leaves the impression that the extinction of the great auk is the bird's own fault for having short wings and legs! A complete misunderstanding of science and evolution. UK-centric.


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