Glimpses of Paradise: The Quest for The Beautiful Parrakeet

OLSEN, Penny

Edité par Canberra, National Library, 2007.
ISBN 10: 0642276528 / ISBN 13: 9780642276520
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion / Quantité : 0
Disponible auprès d'autres vendeurs
Afficher tous les  exemplaires de ce livre

Au sujet du livre

Ce livre n'est malheureusement plus disponible. AbeBooks dispose cependant de millions de livres. Ci-dessous, nous vous proposons une liste de livres pouvant correspondre à votre recherche.

Description :

Trade paper, 4to., fine, new condition, colour plates throughout, bibliography, index, 259pp. History of the quest for the Paradise parrot after its original sighting by John Gilbert in 1844 to the present day. N° de réf. du libraire

Détails bibliographiques

Titre : Glimpses of Paradise: The Quest for The ...
Éditeur : Canberra, National Library, 2007.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Olsen, Penny.
Edité par Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2007. (2007)
ISBN 10 : 0642276528 ISBN 13 : 9780642276520
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Couverture souple Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Andrew Isles Natural History Books
(Prahran, VIC, Australie)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2007., 2007. Quarto, paperback,259 pp.,black and white photographs, colour illustrations by William T. Cooper, Tony Pridham and others. This book follows the story of the Paradise parrot (Psephotus pulcherrimus), beginning with its discovery by naturalist John Gilbert in 1844, on the Condamine River in Queensland. Gilbert wrote to his employer John Gould, in London, describing his find as ‘without exception the most beautiful of the whole tribe I have ever seen in Australia'. Gould named it the Beautiful parrakeet. But squatters had already begun to claim the parrot's countryâ€"the rich downs of southeast Queensland. Overgrazing and burning changed the grass species and waterways forever and by the 1890s the parrakeet had disappeared from the record. Ornithologist and journalist Alec Chisholm believed that the bird still survived. In 1918, he launched what was to be a four-year search via regional newspapers. In 1922, he introduced the name used by English aviculturists, Paradise parrot. That same year, the first and last photographs of the parrot were taken, and the last confirmed observation was in 1928â€"yet claims of sightings continue. In this beautifully illustrated and informative book, author Penny Olsen takes us on a journey of discoveryâ€"from Gilbert's first observations in 1844 to recent claims and the evidence surrounding them. The story of the Paradise parrot is one that combines elements of natural history, human curiosity for the rare and unobtainable, a destroyed ecological habitat, the endless allure of a lost species, and the facts of this singular bird's fate. N° de réf. du libraire 26213

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter D'occasion
EUR 18,23
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 26,89
De Australie vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais