Parrot

Parrot

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by Paul Carter
     
 

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

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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

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861894953
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Animal
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
17 MB
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