Extraordinary Pigs

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From the author of Extraordinary Chickens comes the latest extraordinary animal--the pig. One of the most intelligent animals on earth, the pig is a fascinating creature with an abundance of personality. Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage captures these lively and energetic animals as they play and forage on the farm, prance around in the show ring, or strut across a studio backdrop. 

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Overview

From the author of Extraordinary Chickens comes the latest extraordinary animal--the pig. One of the most intelligent animals on earth, the pig is a fascinating creature with an abundance of personality. Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage captures these lively and energetic animals as they play and forage on the farm, prance around in the show ring, or strut across a studio backdrop. 

Extraordinary Pigs
displays an enormous variety of swine, 38 in total, including tiny Kunekunes, wrinkled Meishans, spotted Gloucester Old Spots, curly-coated Mangalitzas, wild boars, and some miniatures, which are highly prized as pets. Breeds from around the world are featured here--from the United States, England, Wales, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, New Zealand, China, Vietnam, Africa, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451399127
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Green-Armytage is the author of Abrams' Extraordinary series of books on chickens, pheasants, and pigeons, and his photographs have appeared in such magazines as Sports Illustrated, LIFE, Fortune, and Smithsonian. His chicken photographs are the subject of a popular series of calendars.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

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    Who knew that pigs were extraordinary? Or that an entire book could almost be taken up with photos of the animal? This book is one in a series by the photographer-author, each focused on one animal. The color photographs are beautiful, if you have it in yourself to consider pigs beautiful creatures (and you just might, after reading this book). A description of pig breeds is included in the back and makes for useful reading while looking at the photographs, which list each breed, the sex of the animal, and the animal's name if known.

    As the book contains much more than 50 percent photos, it might be considered a quick read. But take time to really observe the photos--the sleeping piglets, the curly, long-haired Mangalitzas, and the wild species of warthogs and peccaries. You just might look at your bacon differently tomorrow morning.

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