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Albatross - Animal Series (Paperback)
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Albatross - Animal Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 01/10/2013
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Albatross looks at the place of these iconic birds in a wide variety of human cultures, from early responses by north Atlantic mariners to modern encounters, examining in detail the role the bird plays in the lives of different peoples and societies. The albatross's remarkable ease in the air and its huge wingspan strikes all those who observe them, and the huge journeys they undertake across the oceans inspires awe. The bird has been celebrated through proverbs, folk stories, art, and ceremony. For many, the bird's cultural significance is still determined by Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'. People have engaged with the bird over the last two centuries, from those who sought to exploit them to those who devoted their lives to them. Writers, artists and documentary makers have all focused on the albatross and its place in the human imagination has been demonstrated throughout history. The book concludes with a consideration of the bird's changing significance in the modern world, as well as threats to its continued existence and its prospects for the future.

Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781780231914
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 190 x 135 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I am partial to books well made, quality effort in assembly and choice of materials as well as content. Albatross qualifies in every way.There are sixty-five volumes in this animal series, subjects ranging from chickens to cats, from lobsters to lions. If this book is an indication of quality, I would like to have them all.
--Jim Williams "Wingnut, Star-Tribune ""
A lively and interesting read for those interested in our largest winged ambassadors. The writing is succinct, the photographs are beautiful as well as informative, and the author does a commendable job of researching a wide variety of subjects to include in this diverse book.
--Lindsay Young "Marine Ornithology ""
"I am partial to books well made, quality effort in assembly and choice of materials as well as content. Albatross qualifies in every way. There are sixty-five volumes in this animal series, subjects ranging from chickens to cats, from lobsters to lions. If this book is an indication of quality, I would like to have them all."
--Jim Williams "Wingnut, Star-Tribune "
"A lively and interesting read for those interested in our largest winged ambassadors. The writing is succinct, the photographs are beautiful as well as informative, and the author does a commendable job of researching a wide variety of subjects to include in this diverse book."
--Lindsay Young, Pacific Rim Conservation "Marine Ornithology "

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