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The Resource The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century, Kirk Wallace Johnson

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

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The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century
Title
The feather thief
Title remainder
beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century
Statement of responsibility
Kirk Wallace Johnson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2019.
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10638371
Cataloging source
DLC
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Johnson, Kirk W
Dewey number
364.16/28598
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6665.G72
LC item number
J64 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rist, Edwin
  • Natural History Museum (London, England)
  • Theft from museums
  • Zoological specimens
  • Fly tying
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century
Label
The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century, Kirk Wallace Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-280 and [283]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780525559092
Lccn
2018013162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 999407802
  • (OCoLC)999407802
Label
The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century, Kirk Wallace Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-280 and [283]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780525559092
Lccn
2018013162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 999407802
  • (OCoLC)999407802

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