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Parrot culture : our 2500-year-long fascination with the world's most talkative bird.

Author: Bruce Thomas Boehrer
Publisher: Philadelphia : Univ Of Pennsylvania Pr, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the presence and meanings of these birds in the art, literature, and history of Western civilization, Parrot Culture traces the unusual history of parrots from their introduction in the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Thomas Boehrer
ISBN: 0812221044 9780812221046
OCLC Number: 502097564
Description: xi, 206 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: Circa 40 Million B.C.Chapter 1: Invasion of the Parrots Chapter 2: Mysteries and MarvelsChapter 3: Return of the Parrots Chapter 4: Unhappy Bird!Chapter 5: Dead Parrot SketchChapter 6: Extinction and BeyondEpilogueNotesBibliographyIndex

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