Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record (Paperback)
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Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 02/09/2021
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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. 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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472991461
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 798 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
a remarkable collection of photos * Daily Express *
Mildly saddening while also fascinating * Sport *
valuable...this brings together extraordinary photographs of now-extinct species * The Guardian *
...highlight[s] the spectre of extinction. * Sunday Express *
...rare and remarkable images that reveal the last days of some of the planet's most iconic extinct creatures. * The Lady *
a striking collection of photos * Science Uncovered *

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