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The tragic tale of the great auk

Jan Thornhill

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タイトル The tragic tale of the great auk
著者 Jan Thornhill
著者標目 Thornhill, Jan
出版地(国名コード) CA
出版地Toronto
出版社Groundwood Books
出版地Berkeley
出版社House of Anansi Press
出版年月日等 [2016]
出版年月日等 ©2016
大きさ、容量等 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
注記 表現種別 : text
注記 表現種別 : still image
注記 Includes bibliographical references
ISBN 9781554988655
ISBN 1554988659
LC番号 2017303195
OCLC番号 932844350
部分タイトル 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. In this stunningly illustrated non-fiction picture book, award-winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill tells the tragic story of these birds that "weighed as much as a sack of potatoes and stood as tall as a preteen's waist." Their demise came about in part because of their anatomy. They could swim swiftly underwater, but their small wings meant they couldn't fly and their feet were so far back on their bodies, they couldn't walk very well. Still the birds managed to escape their predators much of the time ... until humans became seafarers. Great Auks were pursued first by Vikings, then by Inuit, Beothuk and finally European hunters. Their numbers rapidly dwindled. They became collectors' items -- their skins were stuffed for museums, to be displayed along with their beautiful eggs. (There are some amazing stories about these stuffed auks -- one was stolen from a German museum during WWII by Russian soldiers; another was flown to Iceland and given a red-carpet welcome at the airport.)
出版年(W3CDTF) 2016
件名(キーワード) Great auk--Juvenile literature
件名(キーワード) Great auk--Ecology
件名(キーワード) Extinct birds
件名(キーワード) Great auk
件名(キーワード) Accelerated reader
NDLC Y11
LCC QL696.C42
DDC 598.3/3
要約・抄録 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. In this stunningly illustrated non-fiction picture book, award-winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill tells the tragic story of these birds that "weighed as much as a sack of potatoes and stood as tall as a preteen's waist." Their demise came about in part because of their anatomy. They could swim swiftly underwater, but their small wings meant they couldn't fly and their feet were so far back on their bodies, they couldn't walk very well. Still the birds managed to escape their predators much of the time ... until humans became seafarers. Great Auks were pursued first by Vikings, then by Inuit, Beothuk and finally European hunters. Their numbers rapidly dwindled. They became collectors' items--their skins were stuffed for museums, to be displayed along with their beautiful eggs. (There are some amazing stories about these stuffed auks--one was stolen from a German museum during WWII by Russian soldiers; another was flown to Iceland and given a red-carpet welcome at the airport.).--
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言語(ISO639-2形式) eng : English

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