[E–pub/Pdf] The Feather Thief Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century By Kirk Wallace Johnson

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Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Kirk Wallace Johnson The Feather Thief Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century Download ð 2 Kirk Wallace Johnson Ô 2 Read On a cool June evening in 2009 after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music twenty year old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession the Victo. Described as the pursuit of justice in the feather underground Kirk Wallace Johnson s The Feather Thief Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century delivers Picking this book up I wasn t sure what to expect One thing for sure is that this book is about so much than the crime Edwin Rist stealing somewhere in the range of 1M worth of rare feathers primarily collected during the Victorian era In a very accessible way Johnson recounts the obsession of Victorians to collect things including rare bird feathers which pushed specific bird populations to extinction or the brink of extinction Enter present day fly tiers who are obsessed with creating ties with the those rare and exotic feathers and are not overly concerned where these feathers come from Insightful and compelling 425 stars

Review The Feather Thief Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century

The Feather Thief Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century

Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Kirk Wallace Johnson The Feather Thief Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century Download ð 2 Kirk Wallace Johnson Ô 2 Read Rian art of salmon fly tying Once inside the museum the champion fly tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's Alfred Russel Wallace who'd risked everything to gather them and escaped into the darkness Two years later Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly fishing guide told him about the heist He was soon consumed by the strange case of the f. Deciding to read The Feather Thief should really come down to how much you want to know about birds Birds are animals I m perfectly willing to appreciate at a distance but barring a series of childhood budgies they ve never been my particular thing All the same I ve got mad respect for Darwin Wallace and their culture rupturing scientific discovery made possible by tropical birds so I thought this book would be up my alleyThe bad thing about this audiobook is that the first half seemed endlessly dull to me I found myself trying the limits of my aural capacity speeding up the narrator s voice to a comical clip as he talked about the history of bird collections and the fly tying community Some of the history was alright but the chain of custody for Wallace s birds put me into a despondent state that was only deepened by the fly tiers I just didn t get it What s when I wasn t sold on the fly tying I couldn t get into Edwin Rist s obsession with the archaic practice that drove him to steal a suitcase full of birdsLuckily by a little over the halfway mark Kirk W Johnson begins to lay out his own obsession with the case of stolen bird feathers and heads out on what ends up being a pretty exciting investigation Even though I was often bored for the first half I ended up being compelled by what turned out to be a less obvious crime than I d initially assumed Indeed the later chapters when Johnson begins to interview the fly tying community hunt down the lost feathers and struggle to balance his personal life with the hunt for justice amount to a story that reminded me a bit of the podcast SerialI don t know that I can give this a ringing endorsement after all I almost considered giving up and moving on through most of the book What I can offer is a suggestion pick this one up if you have an interest in birds but dodge it if you are coming for a true crime thriller alone A Tradition of Victory earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's Alfred Russel Wallace who'd risked Monstruos como nosotros Historias de freaks colosos y prodigios everything to gather them and Drunken Fireworks escaped into the darkness Two years later Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly fishing guide told him about the heist He was soon consumed by the strange case of the f. Deciding to read The Feather Thief should really come down to how much you want to know about birds Birds are animals I m perfectly willing to appreciate at a distance but barring a series of childhood budgies they ve never been my particular thing All the same I ve got mad respect for Darwin Wallace and their culture rupturing scientific discovery made possible by tropical birds so I thought this book would be up my alleyThe bad thing about this audiobook is that the first half seemed Angels Flight endlessly dull to me I found myself trying the limits of my aural capacity speeding up the narrator s voice to a comical clip as he talked about the history of bird collections and the fly tying community Some of the history was alright but the chain of custody for Wallace s birds put me into a despondent state that was only deepened by the fly tiers I just didn t get it What s when I wasn t sold on the fly tying I couldn t get into Edwin Rist s obsession with the archaic practice that drove him to steal a suitcase full of birdsLuckily by a little over the halfway mark Kirk W Johnson begins to lay out his own obsession with the case of stolen bird feathers and heads out on what Murder in Shadow New Scotland YardDoyle and Acton #6 ends up being a pretty Trainspotting exciting investigation Even though I was often bored for the first half I Al Jazeera The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West ended up being compelled by what turned out to be a less obvious crime than I d initially assumed Indeed the later chapters when Johnson begins to interview the fly tying community hunt down the lost feathers and struggle to balance his personal life with the hunt for justice amount to a story that reminded me a bit of the podcast SerialI don t know that I can give this a ringing Une ténébreuse affaire endorsement after all I almost considered giving up and moving on through most of the book What I can offer is a suggestion pick this one up if you have an interest in birds but dodge it if you are coming for a true crime thriller alone

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Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Kirk Wallace Johnson The Feather Thief Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century Download ð 2 Kirk Wallace Johnson Ô 2 Read Eather thief What would possess a person to steal dead birds Had Edwin paid the price for his crime What became of the missing skins In his search for answers Johnson was catapulted into a years long worldwide investigation The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime and one man's relentless pursuit of justice The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature. This is the truly amazing story of how a twenty year old American flute prodigy pulled off an unbelievable museum heist of rare and exotic bird skins and feathers Edwin Risk loved music but also was uite enthralled in the world of fly fish tying He spent hours perfecting his craft and while still a young teenager became a master tier within the competitive and elusive world In 2009 while studying at London s Royal Academy of Music Edwin began to put forth a plan to steal rare bird specimens from the British Museum of Natural History in hopes to sell to wealthy tiers so he may be able to purchase himself a new flute Kirk Wallace Johnson painstakingly unfolded this crime which was both peculiar and scandalous This telling explored Edwin s consuming passion and fascination His greed and lust forced him to ignore the devastating conseuences of his actions resulting in a major blow to the nature community An outstanding page turner


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  • Paperback
  • 336
  • The Feather Thief Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century
  • Kirk Wallace Johnson
  • English
  • 14 November 2020
  • 9781101981634