Read Elolliset by Iida Turpeinen 📚

Read Elolliset by Iida Turpeinen 📚 (sadly this amazing book is just in Finnish for now). No point reviewing this in English, but if you some day get a chance to read it, it should be on top of your pile.

It is a story of Steller’s sea cow, how its skeleton ended up in Nature Science museum in Helsinki, people on its path and how people have started understanding extinctions.

Warning: there is a risk that wikipedia page will take you a long wikipedia journey. First it is the sea cow, then it is the story of its accidental finding, Vitus Bering, the Steller himself, Russian Alaska…