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Last of the Curlews - Fred Bodsworth
Last of the Curlews
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The Eskimo curlew, which once made its migration from Patagonia to the Arctic in flocks so dense that they darkened the sky, was brought to the verge of extinction by the wanton slaughter of game-hunters.Following the doomed search of a solitary curlew for a female of its kind, Fred Bodsworth’s... show more
The Eskimo curlew, which once made its migration from Patagonia to the Arctic in flocks so dense that they darkened the sky, was brought to the verge of extinction by the wanton slaughter of game-hunters.Following the doomed search of a solitary curlew for a female of its kind, Fred Bodsworth’s novel is a haunting indictment of man’s destruction of the natural world.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771098741 (077109874X)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Pages no: 136
Edition language: English
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5.0 Last of the Curlews
The Eskimo Curlew once migrated in vast flocks from South America to the Arctic, it was a popular game bird for its ease in shooting and its superior numbers. Its numbers rapidly deteriorated in the late 19th century and at the time of Bodsworth's writing this novel there were years between sighting...
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