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The first cultural history of these intriguing creatures, which have existed for over 200 million years.
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Tortoise

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Overview

The first cultural history of these intriguing creatures, which have existed for over 200 million years.
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Editorial Reviews

The Independent
"Full of gorgeous graphics . . . gives a strong sense of the depth and complexity of the emotions we invest in animals."
The Times
"Peter Young's Tortoise can be warmly recommended. . . . includes some excellent cartoons."
International Zoo News - Nicholas Gould
"engaging...Peter Young seems to have read everything, and has uncovered tortoise lore in the most unlikely places...Tortoise is not merely a fascinating and informative read—it's a visual delight as well, with illustrations showing the use the artists of three millennia have made of tortoises to produce images as curious, comical or beatiful as the animals themselves."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861895042
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Animal
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter Young lives in Crawley, West Sussex. Timothy Tortoise, to whom this book is dedicated, has been a member of his family for more than 50 years.

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Table of Contents

1 Fittest not Fastest 7
2 Myths and Symbols 40
3 Ancient and Modern 73
4 Exploitation 92
5 Appreciation 110
6 Conservation 141
7 Promotion 168
Timeline 182
References 185
Bibliography 192
Associations 193
Websites 195
Acknowledgements 196
Photo Acknowledgements 198
Index 200
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