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The Resource The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century, Kirk Wallace Johnson

The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century, Kirk Wallace Johnson

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The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century
Title
The feather thief
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beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century
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Kirk Wallace Johnson
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eng
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"Fascinating from the first page to the last--you won't be able to put it down."--Southern LivingA rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief.On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins--some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them--and escaped into the darkness.Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice, The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature
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Johnson, Kirk Wallace
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364.16/28598
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LC call number
HV6665.G72
LC item number
J64 2018
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other
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Read by MacLeod Andrews
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Andrews, MacLeod
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  • Rist, Edwin
  • Natural History Museum (London, England)
  • Theft from museums
  • Zoological specimens
  • Fly tying
  • Nonfiction
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • True Crime
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The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century, Kirk Wallace Johnson
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 09 min., 31 sec.))
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online
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9780525530060
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sound
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39A839F8-374A-44CF-923B-775CE910C659
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  • (OCoLC)1032376181
  • on1032376181
  • 2972513
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The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century, Kirk Wallace Johnson
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 09 min., 31 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780525530060
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
39A839F8-374A-44CF-923B-775CE910C659
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1032376181
  • on1032376181
  • 2972513
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