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Books editi da Reaktion Books Zoologia dei vertebrati
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The rat has been described as the shadow of the human: from ancient times through today, it has followed man via routes of commerce and conquest to eventually inhabit nearly every part of the world. Rats have a bad reputation--they spread disease, destroy agricultural produce, and thrive in the darkest corners of human...
edizioni Reaktion books , 2006
One of the more nonconformist figures in the animal kingdom, the parrot is linked to humans by its ability to speak--a trait many have found unsettling, though this discomfort is offset by its gorgeous plumage, which makes it one of the most popular members of the avian family. Unlike previous studies that have treated...
edizioni Reaktion Books , 2005
A snake smells with its tongue, hears with its flesh, and breathes under the sand with one lung; it can copulate for days with one snake or with fifty at once; it has infrared radar; and it can induce spontaneous bleeding if threatened. With all these qualities, it is easy to see how snakes have such varied associations...
edizioni Reaktion Books , 2006
A sacred god, a military tool, an erotic symbol: the falcon is a natural wonder of speed, power, beauty, and ferocity that has become embedded in human cultures in myriad ways. Helen Macdonald's Falcon examines the diverse symbolism and roles attached to the falcon throughout the centuries.Macdonald presents a cultural...