Book Lost animals : extinction and the photographic record / Errol Fuller.
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Book
Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781472991461 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: A. & C. Black, 2013.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extent: 256 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm
Total number of loans: 1
Loans this year: 0
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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.
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