24 outubro 2009

I want these, I want all of these, I'll translate them for a nice price ;)

Animal is a pioneering series from Reaktion Books. The first of its kind to explore the historical significance and impact on humans of a wide range of animals, each book in the series takes a different animal and examines its role in history around the world. The importance of mythology, religion and science are described as is the history of food, the trade in animals and their products, pets, exhibition, film and photography, and their roles in the artistic and literary imagination.

Written by authors who are passionate about their subjects, these highly accessible, informative and beautifully produced books will appeal to the general reader as well as to those with a specialist interest, and will be of educational value to college students and school children.

«"My oldest friend from school founded the Rough Guides," Burt, an independent scholar, says.
"We always had a running joke that one day we could do a Rough Guide to the Camel, and that book would start off the way the Rough Guides always do—getting there, and visas, and red tape. That would correspond to the evolutionary-history section, and then after that you would have the history of science, the history of art." Each Animal-series title breaks down similarly: "Natural history-slash-evolutionary history at the beginning of the volume, then the cultural history later on."»

All 190 x 135 mm

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