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Wild Geese and Eskimos, A Journal of the Perry River Expedition of 1949

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Title:Wild Geese and Eskimos, A Journal of the Perry River Expedition of 1949
Price:GBP£12.00 (about USD$15.10)
Category:Anthropology
Book ID:B009-NAT00024
Quantity:1
Publisher:Country Life Ltd, London, 1951
Edition:First Edition
Illustrator:Photo's & Drawings
Binding:Green Cloth
Condition:Good
Dust Jacket:No Jacket
Country Life Ltd, 1951, Green Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photo's & Drawings

gilt titles spine; gilt vignette (geese in flight) front; map endpapers (in green) showing route of expedition; col. frontis (pair of Ross's Geese); illustrated throughout by 36 b/w. photo's.; 2 further b/w. maps & numerous b/w. line drawings; "among the world's waterfowl - the ducks, geese and swans - there are several species which have become so greatly reduced in numbers that they face early extinction unless steps are taken at once to avert it. Much more needs to be discovered about the birds themselves before we know where, when and how best to take those steps. The beautiful little Ross's geese, whose nesting colonies were found for the first time in 1938, are among those which are threatened, for their world population is probably no more than 5,000, possibly much less. It was for this specific reason that the Perry River Expedition of 1949 was undertaken. The journal which follows is a daily record of two very happy summer months among the wild geese and the Eskimos."; spine gilts faded & light wear to extremities but a sound copy; including appendices & index - 254 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Photo's & Drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Anthropology; Ornithology; Birds; Natural History & Resources. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: NAT00024.
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