Tortoise

Tortoise

by Peter Young
     
 

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

Overview

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

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861895042
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Animal
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
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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