Author: Errol Fuller is a fantastic writer and painter who has written on art and the curiosities of natural history. Author of the seminal Extinct Birds, he has written numerous other books including The Great Auk, Dodo from Extinction to Icon, and two on birds of paradise (including one with Sir David Attenborough).
His paintings often depict snooker, boxing or other slightly disreputable sports.
Illustrated throughout, this book provides complete coverage of every aspect of the natural history of the Great Auk, a flightless bird which became extinct over 150 years ago. It catalogues every known specimen and surviving egg, and chronicles its frequent appearances in art and literature