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Leech

Author: Robert G W Kirk; Neil Pemberton
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A horror and a healer, the leech has reared its head in many unexpected places and practices, revealing this creature to be among humanity's most enduring and peculiar companions. The Leech is one of nature's most tenacious yet mysterious animals. This book explores how this creature repeatedly surfaces throughout human history.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G W Kirk; Neil Pemberton
ISBN: 9781780230337 1780230338
OCLC Number: 788271565
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introducing leech --
Natural leech --
Medical leech --
Capitalist leech --
Mechanical leech --
Wild leech --
Horror leech --
Biomedical leech --
Concluding leech --
Timeline of the leech.
Series Title: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Responsibility: Robert G.W. Kirk and Neil Pemberton.
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