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The Feather Thief

Kirk Wallace Johnson

  • Bindwijze: Paperback
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Wetenschap & Natuur
  • Uitgever: Penguin LCC US
  • ISBN: 9780525559092
Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
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Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:Paperback
Verschijningsdatum:april 2018
Aantal pagina's:320 pagina's
Illustraties:Met illustraties
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Auteur:Kirk Wallace Johnson
Auteur:Kirk Wallace Johnson

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One summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the British Museum of Natural History. Hours later, he slipped away with a suitcase full of rare bird specimens collected over the centuries from across the world, all featuring a dazzling array of priceless feathers.

Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist-deep in a river in New Mexico when he first heard about the heist, from his fly-fishing guide. When he discovered that the thief evaded prison, and that half the birds were never recovered, Johnson embarked upon a years-long worldwide investigation which led him deep into the fiercely secretive underground community obsessed with the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.

A page-turning story of a bizarre and shocking crime, The Feather Thief shines a light on our fraught relationship with the natural world’s most beautiful and valuable wonders, and one man’s relentless quest for justice.