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Dodo: The Bird Behind the Legend By Alan Grihault

Dodo: The Bird Behind the Legend

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It took less than a hundred years of human influence in Mauritius to wipe out the Dodo. This book allows the reader to examine various eyewitness writings, drawings, paintings and skeletal remains, which depict the Dodo as it actually was, and helps us to understand how it was driven to extinction.
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Dodo: The Bird Behind the Legend by Alan Grihault

It took less than a hundred years of human influence in Mauritius to wipe out the Dodo. The delicate balance of nature was suddenly tipped and became a threat to the survival of the Dodo, which had reigned supreme on this island for thousands of years.For nearly two hundred years after its extinction, the Dodo was forgotten, and there were some doubts as to whether it actually lived at all. It seemed that these strange birds had only been part of the imagination and exaggeration of sailors.Today, the once remote island of Mauritius is home to over a million people of European, African, Indian and Chinese origin. It can boast of being one of the most stable democratic countries in the world and it is host to thousands of tourists who find shops full of Dodos in many forms, shapes and sizes. Yet, there is an unfortunate lack of information about this island's unique national icon.This book allows the reader to examine various eyewitness writings, drawings, paintings and skeletal remains, which depict the Dodo as it actually was, and helps us to understand how it was driven to extinction. It also traces what happened after the final demise of the bird, and how worldwide evidence was pieced together to provide a reasonable idea of how the Dodo lived and died.

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GOR002089932
Dodo: The Bird Behind the Legend by Alan Grihault
Alan Grihault
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Imprimerie & Papeterie Commerciale, IPC
2005-12-31
171
9990338159
9789990338157
N/A
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