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The Resource Lost animals : extinction and the photographic record, Errol Fuller

Lost animals : extinction and the photographic record, Errol Fuller

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Lost animals : extinction and the photographic record
Title
Lost animals
Title remainder
extinction and the photographic record
Statement of responsibility
Errol Fuller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A photograph of an animal long-gone evokes a feeling of loss more than a painting ever can. Often tinted sepia or black-and-white, these images were mainly taken in zoos or wildlife parks, and in a handful of cases featured the last known individual of the species. There are some familiar examples, such as Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, or the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, recently fledged and perching happily on the hat of one of the biologists that had just ringed it. But for every Martha there are a number of less familiar extinct birds and mammals that were caught on camera prior to their demise. The photographic record of extinction is the focus of this remarkable book, written by the world's leading authority on vanished animals, Errol Fuller. Lost Animals features photographs dating from around 1870 to as recently as 2004, the year that saw the demise of the Hawaiian Po'ouli. From a mother Thylacine and her pups to now-extinct birds such as the Heath Hen and Carolina Parakeet, Fuller tells the tale of each animal, why it became extinct, and discusses the circumstances surrounding the photography itself, in a book rich with unique images. The photographs themselves are poignant and compelling. They provide a tangible link to animals that have now vanished forever, in a book that brings the past to life while delivering a warning for the future
Summary
Presents photographs of extinct animals, including the Hawaiian Po'ouli, the Heath Hen, and the Carolina Parakeet, with an explanation for each of why it became extinct and the circumstances surrounding the photography
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10302490
Cataloging source
NOV
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Fuller, Errol
Dewey number
591.68
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Photography of animals
  • Photography of birds
  • Extinct birds
  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Extinct animals
  • Extinct animals
  • Rare animals
  • Extinct birds
Target audience
adult
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extinction and the photographic record
Label
Lost animals : extinction and the photographic record, Errol Fuller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
000052032167
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781408172155
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Lost animals : extinction and the photographic record, Errol Fuller
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
000052032167
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781408172155
Other physical details
ill.

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