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Rhinoceros makes use of wide-ranging sources from film and literature, to natural history description and exhibition, and asks whether the savagery of the rhino is a reality or a legacy of its mythic past.
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Rhinoceros

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Overview

Rhinoceros makes use of wide-ranging sources from film and literature, to natural history description and exhibition, and asks whether the savagery of the rhino is a reality or a legacy of its mythic past.
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Atlantic
"The latest monograph in the winning Animal series—truly natural histories, each title a wide-ranging look at a single creature, replete with splendid illustrations—is perhaps the finest yet. Like its predecessors, this volume alternately informs, delights, moves, and astonishes. Success here owes as much to author as to subject. The former, a cultural and environmental historian, acquits herself admirably, distilling fact from fiction, employing supple and incisive prose, and trailing casual acumen in her measured wake."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861894984
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Animal
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Kelly Enright is a cultural and environmental historian and museum anthropologist based in New Jersey.
 

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Table of Contents

1 Ancient and mythic 11

2 Rhinos on the road 29

3 Native haunts 63

4 Cultural life 89

5 Horns, habits and habitats 119

Timeline 152

References 154

Bibliography 163

Associations and Websites 165

Acknowledgements 166

Photo acknowledgements 168

Index 170

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