The Dodo and the Solitaire: A Natural History (Life of the Past)

The Dodo and the Solitaire: A Natural History (Life of the Past)

Jolyon C. Parish


The Dodo and the Solitaire is the main accomplished booklet thus far approximately those famously extinct birds. It includes the entire recognized modern money owed and illustrations of the dodo and solitaire, protecting their background after extinction and discussing their ecology, category, phylogenetic placement, and evolution. either birds have been huge and flightless and lived on inhabited islands a few 500 miles east of Madagascar. the 1st recorded descriptions of the dodo have been supplied by way of Dutch sailors who first encountered them in 1598—within a hundred years, the dodo was once extinct. So speedy did the chicken disappear that there's inadequate proof to shape a completely exact photo of its visual appeal and ecology, and the absence has ended in a lot hypothesis. the tale of the dodo, like that of the solitaire, has been pieced jointly from fragments, either literary and actual, which have been conscientiously compiled and tested during this outstanding volume.

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