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Camel

Author: Robert Irwin
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2010.
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A distinct symbol of the desert and the Middle East, the camel was once unkindly described as "half snake, half folding bedstead." But in the eyes of many the camel is a creature of great beauty. This is most evident in the Arab world, where the camel has played a central role in the historical development of Arabic society--where an elaborate vocabulary and extensive literature have been devoted to it. In Camel,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Irwin, Robert, 1946-
Camel.
London : Reaktion Books, 2010
(OCoLC)457149436
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Irwin
ISBN: 9781861897343 1861897340 9781282979253 1282979256
OCLC Number: 671655817
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: Physiology and psychology --
Ancestors of the camel --
Practical camel --
Camels in the medieval world of Islam --
The beauty of the beast : literature and art --
The camel's role in history --
Modernity's camel --
Timeline of the camel.
Series Title: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Responsibility: Robert Irwin.

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A distinct symbol of the desert and the Middle East, the camel was once unkindly described as half snake, half folding bedstead. But in the eyes of many the camel is a creature of great beauty. This  Read more...

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