Parrot

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Parrot

 Autor: Paul Carter

Highly illustrated, with images drawn from a wide range of cultures, historical periods and media, Paul Carter's Parrot is a roller-coaster ride through parrots in literature, jokes, folklore, mythology, film, TV and children's stories worldwide, as well as an examination of parrot conservation, talking bird experiments and parrot portraiture.

Parrot is a fascinating natural and cultural history. The book covers three broad areas: `Parrotics' - the historical, cultural and scientific classifications of parrots; `Parroternalia' - the association of parrots with the different languages, ages, tastes and dreams of society; and `Parrotology' - the mimicry of parrots and what that can tell us about our own systems of communication.

This book differs from previous histories, which have treated parrots as subjects of curiosity and a pretext for elegy. A new kind of animal history, Parrot is philosophical and poetic: it takes seriously the critical and ironic mirror that parrots hold up to human society. Humorously written and wide-ranging in scope, Parrot will have broad appeal, and will be of interest to parrot enthusiasts and specialists, as well as a general readership.

Rok wydania

2006

Wydawnictwo:

Reaktion Books

Liczba stron:

213

Format:

13,5 x 18,5 cm

ISBN:

1861892373

Oprawa:

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