Table of contents for Dodo : the bird behind the legend / Alan Grihault.


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I   MAURITIUS, ISLAND OF THE DODO                 13
2   EARLY ACCOUNTS                                17
The Dutch settle in Mauritius               20
Invasion of predators                      21
Paradise lost                              22
Men overboard                               23
3   THE LAST YEARS OF THE DODO                    27
Gone forever                               28
The last resting place of the Dodo          28
4   DIGGING FOR CLUES                             31
Finding the treasure site                   32
Parcels of bones                            36
More bones                                  41
5   DISPATCHING LIVE DODOS                        43
The last remains of the Dodo                50
6   THE MUSE OF ARTISTS                           55
The art of Roelandt Savery                  60
Dodo paintings                              66
7   WHAT WAS THE DODO REALLY LIKE?                69
Was the Dodo fat and slow or thin and fast?  75
The moulting Dodo                           78
Skeletal evidence                          78
The call of the Dodo                        80
Cooking the Dodo                            81
Food for thought                           83
8   THE DODO IN ITS HABITAT                       85
What did the Dodo eat?                      87
Favourite haunts                            88
The nest and egg                            89
Kindred animals                             91
Protecting the flora and fauna of Mauritius  91
9   UNCOVERING DODO MYSTERIES                     95
Why didn't the Dodo fly?                   95
Did the Dodo dine on stones?               100
What is the Dodo tree?                     100
Was there a Dodo in Nazareth?              101
10   TO WHICH FAMILY DID THE DODO BELONG?          103
Who were the Dodo's parents?               105
Naming a bird                              107
The Columbiformes                          108
The origin of the name "Dodo"              110
Scientific and popular names attributed to the Dodo 111
II   THE OTHER DODOS                               113
The Rodrigues Solitaire                    113
The mystic Dodos of R6union                118
The Reunion Solitaire                      119
The R6union White Dodo                     120
12   THE FICTIONAL DODO                            123
Alice and the Dodo                         124
Dodo goes to Hollywood                     127
The rhyming Dodo                           128
The musical Dodo                           130
Dodo humour                                133
13   THE ICONIC DODO                               137
Dodomania                                  142
A lesson in extinction                     144



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Dodo