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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert, review

Bird of ill omen: the now extinct great auk Photo: Rex Features

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Great Auk original watercolour by Edward Lear for Selby's 'Illustrations of British Ornithology'.

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Alca impennis - Great Auk by John Gerrard Keulemans from Extinct Birds.

Sneak Peek: A Colorful English Home. "The wood-burner is a Stovax Riva 66 Cassette Wood burner and has proved to be a great investment as it keeps the house lovely and cozy during the winter months." #sneakpeek

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Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, Scotland.

Right angle gobblers! Great for teaching right angles in a practical way.

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from the Guardian

Natural History Museum's Treasures exhibition – in pictures

the Great Auk became extinct just after 1852 after years of human exploitation

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