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The great auk, or garefowl (alca impennis, Linn.)

its history, archaeology, and remains

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Published by T.C. Jack in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Auks.,
  • Alcidae.,
  • Pingouins.,
  • Alcidés.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Symington Grieve.
    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 06624, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 06624
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination3 microfiches (120 fr.).
    Number of Pages120
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23350602M
    ISBN 100665066244

    Great auk, flightless seabird extinct since It belonged to the family Alcidae (order Charadriiformes) and bred in colonies on rocky islands off North Atlantic coasts. Utterly defenseless, great auks were killed by rapacious hunters for food and bait. The nearest living relatives are the razor-billed auks. The great auk. [Errol Fuller] -- "Perhaps the most curious of all vanished birds, the Great Auk commands an enormous following among naturalists. Its strange and mysterious story is told in the pages of this book through more than illustrations, Auks and Men- The Cult of the Garefowl --Ch. 9. The Birds --Ch. The Eggs --Ch.

    Engaging from an anthropological perspective with practices of collecting, representing, and re-creating the great auk, I combine testimonies from Cambridge ornithologist John Wolley’s mid-nineteenth-century  Garefowl Books  with contemporary ethnography among taxidermists and model makers in Britain and Belgium to argue that remnants, re-creations, and reenactments of the extinct great auk offer a . Garefowl Garefowl is a project connected to the archipelago of St Kilda, Scotland. Ewan Macdonald and his father Murdo, descendants of one of the men who killed the last Great Auk (Garefowl), conceived the project to reflect on and mark this family history. Garefowl is made up of an international collective of musicians combining strings and electronics.

    garefowl definition: Noun (plural garefowls) 1. The great auk. 2. The razorbill. It was on the islet of Stac an Armin, St Kilda, Scotland, in July , that the last Great Auk seen in the British Isles was caught and killed. Three men from St Kilda caught a single "garefowl", noticing its little wings and the large white spot on its head. They tied it up .


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This work by naturalist Symington Grieve collects together 'a considerable amount of literature bearing upon the 'History, Archaeology, and Remains' of this extinct bird', including articles on the distribution of the great auk, its various names, and information on all the surviving specimens, whether stuffed, skeletal, bones, or by: 1.

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Originally published in This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG format by Kirtas Technologies. About this book. A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

The great auk (Pinguinus impennis, formerly Alca impennis), a flightless bird of the north Atlantic, became extinct in the mids because of over-hunting – apart from being used as a food source and as fish-bait, its down was used for feather beds, and efforts in the early nineteenth century to reduce the slaughter.

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Book Description This work by naturalist Symington Grieve collects together 'a considerable amount of literature bearing upon the 'History, Archaeology, and Remains' of this extinct bird', including articles on the distribution of the great auk, its various names, and information on all the surviving specimens, whether stuffed, skeletal, bones, or s: 1.

The "Great Auk, Northern Penguin, or Gair-Fowl", wood engraving by Thomas Bewick in A History of British Birds, The great auk was one of the 4, animal species formally described by Carl Linnaeus in his eighteenth-century work, Systema Naturae, in which it.

The Great auk, or garefowl (Alca impennis, Linn.) (). This book, "The Great auk, or garefowl", by Thomas Parkin, is a replication of a book originally published before It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to Author: Thomas Parkin.

The great auk (Pinguinus impennis, formerly Alca impennis), a flightless bird of the north Atlantic, became extinct in the mids because of over-hunting - apart from being used as a food source and as fish-bait, its down was used for feather beds, and efforts in the early nineteenth century to reduce the slaughter were not effective.

logical excavations, and the total literature dealing with the Great Auk is truly impressive. In Professor Japetus Steenstrup published the first monograph (in Danish), and exactly 30 yr later Symington Grieve's excellent book, "The Great Auk, or Garefowl (Alca impennis.

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Get this from a library. The great auk, or garefowl (Alca impennis, Linn.) its history, archæology, and remains. [Symington Grieve]. Its strange and mysterious story is told in the pages of this book through more than illustrations, bringing together almost every known archival image of the species, dramatic photographs of the lonely islands it once inhabited, artists' renderings of the bird, and intriguing pictures of the many fascinating characters who became involved in the Great Auk's tragic story."--BOOK JACKET.

Engaging from an anthropological perspective with practices of collecting, representing, and re-creating the great auk, I combine testimonies from Cambridge ornithologist John Wolley’s mid-nineteenth-century Garefowl Books with contemporary ethnography among taxidermists and model makers in Britain and Belgium to argue that remnants, re-creations, and reenactments of the extinct great auk offer a.

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