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

Book Book ([2018])
Description: x, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, photographs (some color) ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2018]
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  • ISBN: 9781101981610
  • ISBN: 110198161X
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes notes (pages [255]-280), bibliography (pages [283]-289) and index (pages [291]-308).
Contents:
Prologue -- Dead birds and rich men. The trials of Alfred Russel Wallace ; Lord Rothschild's museum ; The feather fever ; Birth of a movement ; The Victorian Brotherhood of Fly-tiers ; The future of fly-tying -- The Tring heist. Featherless in London ; Plan for Museum Invasion.Doc ; The case of the broken window ; "A very unusual crime" ; Hot birds on a cold trail ; Fluteplayer 1988 ; Behind bars ; Rot in hell ; The diagnosis ; The Asperger's defense ; The missing skins -- Truth and consequences. The 21st International Fly Tying Symposium ; The lost memory of the ocean ; Chasing leads in a time machine ; Dr. Prum's thumb drive ; "I'm not a thief" ; Three days in Norway ; Michelangelo vanishes ; Flowers in the bloodstream.
Summary:
On a cool June evening in 2009, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist grabbed hundreds of bird skins - some collected 150 years earlier - and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? This is the gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice.
Authors: Penguin Random House. (Added Author).
Alternate Title: Beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century
Citation: Johnson, Kirk Wallace. "The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century." New York, New York : Viking, 2018.

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