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

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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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subject_facetBirds -- Type specimens -- England
Fly tying -- Great Britain -- Case studies
Large type books
Natural History Museum (London, England)
Natural history museums
Rist, Edwin
Theft from museums -- England -- Case studies
Theft from museums -- Great Britain -- Case studies
Thieves -- United States -- Biography
True crime stories
Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum (Tring, England)
Zoological specimens -- Great Britain -- Case studies
title_displayThe feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century
title_fullThe Feather thief [text (large print)] : 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
title_shortThe feather thief
title_subbeauty, obsession and the natural history heist of the century
topic_facetBirds
Fly tying
Natural history museums
Rist, Edwin
Theft from museums
Thieves
Type specimens
Zoological specimens