Who killed the great auk?

By Gaskell, Jeremy

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ISBN
978-0-19856-478-2
Publisher
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, c2000.


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Reviewed on May 15, 2001

The Great Auk was a large, penguin-like seabird of the North Atlantic. Being flightless, it was easily exploited for its meat, eggs, and feathers, until by the 1840s it was extinct. The haunting story of its demise resulted in the passage of the first laws protecting seabirds. Gaskell, an ornithologist who broadcast a histo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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