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A Thousand Geese

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This is the story of a happy and successful expedition told by two well-known ornithologists, who have been bird-watching together since they were little boys - Peter Scott and James Fisher.

Led by Peter Scott the Severn Wildfowl Trust Expedition to the Hofsjokull in Iceland in 1951 not only discovered the principal breeding ground of the pink-footed goose in an oasis in the central desert of Iceland, but succeeded in catching and marking no less than 1151 geese and goslings.

This is the story of the expedition of four scientists with their Icelandic farmer-guides. It follows their journey on horseback up Iceland's greatest river to the great central ice-cap, where they camped for six weeks and actively studied the pinkfoot and the other fine birds of the tundra meadows. The climax of the expedition came in its last fortnight when the party rediscovered an ancient method of goose-catching, and reached the thousand goose mark, a figure exceeding their wildest expectations.

The book has a number of illustrations and maps to accompany the text. The dust jacket has some small tears to the top and bottom of the spine but has since been protected with a mylar cover. There is some foxing to the edges of some pages but otherwise it is in good condition.

Item details

Added value:
1st edition, 1953
Author(s):
Scott, Peter and Fisher, James
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
Collins
Title:
A Thousand Geese

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This is the story of a happy and successful expedition told by two well-known ornithologists, who have been bird-watching together since they were little boys - Peter Scott and James Fisher.

Led by Peter Scott the Severn Wildfowl Trust Expedition to the Hofsjokull in Iceland in 1951 not only discovered the principal breeding ground of the pink-footed goose in an oasis in the central desert of Iceland, but succeeded in catching and marking no less than 1151 geese and goslings.

This is the story of the expedition of four scientists with their Icelandic farmer-guides. It follows their journey on horseback up Iceland's greatest river to the great central ice-cap, where they camped for six weeks and actively studied the pinkfoot and the other fine birds of the tundra meadows. The climax of the expedition came in its last fortnight when the party rediscovered an ancient method of goose-catching, and reached the thousand goose mark, a figure exceeding their wildest expectations.

The book has a number of illustrations and maps to accompany the text. The dust jacket has some small tears to the top and bottom of the spine but has since been protected with a mylar cover. There is some foxing to the edges of some pages but otherwise it is in good condition.

Added value:
1st edition, 1953
Author(s):
Scott, Peter and Fisher, James
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
Collins
Title:
A Thousand Geese

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