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Swan

Author: Peter Young
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2008.
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Swan Peter Young explores this animal's surprisingly complex natural history, as well as giving equal treatment to the long and rich role of the swan in human culture, from the Greek myth of Leda and the swan to the bird's portrayal in sculpture, furniture, and brand name logos.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Young, Peter, 1930 September 25-
Swan.
London : Reaktion Books, 2008
(OCoLC)132314930
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Young
ISBN: 9781861895028 186189502X
OCLC Number: 437089699
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Introduction --
Clamorous wings --
Grace and favour --
Transformations --
In history --
Hazards --
Food --
Conservation --
Promotion --
Timeline of the swan.
Series Title: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Responsibility: Peter Young.

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Of more than 8,000 bird species, the swan is surely one of the most easily recognised. Airborne, the swan is a majestic sight: with its long, slender neck outstretched, it glides gracefully with  Read more...

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'When contemplating the serene splendour of the swan, one may be disagreeably surprised by it hissing reaction to friendly approach. The swan has fascinated humanity for aeons - a fascination Read more...

 
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