"A labor of love. There is great value in having all of this information in one, succinct package. This book is the definitive work on the subject." Jeffrey D. Stilwell, Monash University "A MUST have for people with an interest in these two species!" - Ian Paulsen, 'Birdbooker Report 251', guardian.co.uk, December 2012 "Parish's magnificent, comprehensive tome compares very favourably indeed with its illustrious predecessors [...] For me, the unique way Parish's book compares, contrasts, and focuses upon the historical accounts (translated into English when the originals were in other languages) gives a vitality to the dodo's life story. It is as if the reader is witnessing at first hand this hapless, helpless bird's fascinating but tragically brief existence [...] The publisher has spared no expense on layout, illustrations or paper quality. This book is a thing of beauty in its own right that no ebook could compete with [...] This is a wonderful, definitive treatment of the dodo and solitaire" - Fortean Times, 1st June
About the Author
Jolyon C. Parish completed a degree in Geology and Palaeontology at the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London, and wrote his D.Phil. at Oxford on the evolutionary history and paleobiology of Ankylosauria.