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A natural and cultural history of the swan, one of the most easily recognised and popular birds.
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Swan

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Overview

A natural and cultural history of the swan, one of the most easily recognised and popular birds.
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Editorial Reviews

The Independent on Sunday

“When contemplating the serene splendour of the swan, one may be disagreeably surprised by it hissing reaction to friendly approach. The swan has fascinated humanity for aeons - a fascination provoked not by its mere loveliness, but by the contrast between its appearance of perfection and its somewhat perverse nature. Peter Young's study of the bird involves ornithology, but also covers poetry, science, philosophy, and even the movements of markets . . . This beautiful bird makes for a poor meal by the way, and this is fitting.”
Cage and Aviary Birds

"The grace and beauty of the swan is celebrated in this handsome pocket-sized book, which explores the natural and cultural history of this elegant bird."–Cage and Aviary Birds
Anthrozoos

"Another fine contribution of the Reaktion Animal book series. This book is beautifully illustrated and replete with fascinating details of the natural history of swans, in addition to rich historical and cultural facts regarding the nominate animal."– Anthrozoös
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861895028
  • 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

Peter Young is an independent scholar and also the author of Person to Person and Tortoise, the latter also published in Reaktion’s Animal series.
 

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