Perry Moree. 1998. 2nd ed. A concise History of Dutch Mauritius, 1598-1710. 127 pp. Soft cover. A complete history of Mauritius and its discovery by the Dutch, including the demise of the dodo. Book is in excellent, complete condition and scarce.
Julian P Hume and Michael Walters This is the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of bird species and subspecies that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitat degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. Covering both familiar icons of extinction as well as more obscure birds, some known from just one specimen or
Published: 01-09-2017 Format: Hardback Edition: 2nd Extent: 608 pp. ISBN: 9781472937445 Imprint: Bloomsbury Natural History Illustrations: 104 black and white illustrations by the author Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm Extinct Birds was the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of the bird species and subspecies that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of
Anthony Cheke & Julian P. Hume 2008. Uninhabited by humans, the Mascarene Islands of the Indian Ocean were once home to an extraordinary range of birds and reptiles: giant tortoises, parrots, skinks, geckos, burrowing boas, flightless rails and herons, and, most famously, dodos. But the discovery of the three isolated islands in the 1500s, and
Lost Worlds – The Great Auk The Extinction of the Original Penguin. Errol Fuller. 2003. Hardback 48pp. Full colour summary of the Great Auk, from discovery to extinction and beyond. Book in excellent condition.
Madeleine Ly-Tio-Fane 1976 Pierre Sonnerat 1748-1814. 157 pp. Soft cover. A rare Mauritius printing about the life of the explorer, Pierre Sonnerat, who travelled extensively in the 18th century. Illustrated throughout. Small foxing speckles to some pages, back cover with a stain, otherwise a good, sound copy with tight binding. Very difficult to come by.