Parrot [NOOK Book]

Overview

A new addition to Reaktion's animal series, Parrot is a natural history, as well as a fascinating and innovative account of parrots in culture
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Parrot

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Overview

A new addition to Reaktion's animal series, Parrot is a natural history, as well as a fascinating and innovative account of parrots in culture
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Editorial Reviews

New York Sun - Eric Ormsby

"Dazzling. . . .After reading his marvellous book, I think he should be elevated instantly to the cockatoo chair at some prestigious Pollytechnical. . . . Offers an amazingly broad survey of parrots in folklore, mythology, literature, and art, all accompanied by sumptuous illustrations. . . . Passionate and brilliant."
Globe and Mail - Martin Levin

"A lively and lovely series. . . . This delightful series gives us animals as both alien and familiar. . . . An exhilarating, often astonishing and sometimes moving series of monographs."
Times Literary Supplement - Catherine Humble

"Interesting . . . also some curious facts."
Washington Post - Rachel Hartigan Shea

"A true fan who includes his favorite parrot jokes in the index."
Anthrozoos - Patricia K. Anderson

"Humans will continue to be fascinated by parrots, whether as symbol, fantasy, or actual birds, and this book provides much to think about. Parrots, ultimately, is not so much about parrots but about what we can learn about ourselves through a consideration of our interactions with these exotic birds. . . . Most people who have an interest in parrots will want to own this book."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861894953
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Animal
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author


Paul Carter is professorial research fellow at the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, and the author of Repressed Spaces: The Poetics of Agoraphobia, also published by Reaktion Books.
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Table of Contents

Preface : cage, net, web 7
Introduction : communicating parrots 10
1 Parrotics 23
2 Parroternalia 67
3 Parrotology 135
Timeline 178
Parrot jokes 180
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Cats to RP

    Bluestone- a blue/gray shecat with bright blue eyes
    Icebird- a pure white tom with ice blue eyes
    Rosewhisker- a reddish shecat with leaf green eyes
    Blackfeather- a pure black tom with amber eyes
    (@ mountain echo)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Whitefire

    Hello. I have three kits. They are named Amberkit, Icekit and Nightkit. Amberkit has white fur and amber eyes, Icekit is gray with amber eyes, and Nightkit is black with green eyes. We live at bark first result. Will you rp one?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Kit rper

    Still available to rp other kits

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