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Review of “The Feather Thief”

April 22, 2018 By: Erin Block

A new book, The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson, looks at “the natural history heist of the century.” The book centers around the crime committed when Edwin Rist stole rare bird specimens from the British Museum of Natural History for the purpose of selling to anglers for tying salmon flies. Stuart Pimm reviews the book in Nature.