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Vulture

Author: Thom Van Dooren
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2011.
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
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Offers an enlightening new history of this much-misunderstood bird. Vultures vary in type and size, and while some have a diet mainly of bone, others are actually almost completely vegetarian. Most interesting, despite its notorious association with death, the vulture very rarely, if ever, kills for itself. Van Dooren explores many histories, from some of the earliest-known Neolithic sites in which vultures are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thom Van Dooren
ISBN: 9781861898067 1861898061
OCLC Number: 670480431
Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.
Contents: An unnatural history of scavenging --
Vultures circling : eating people --
Otherworldly vultures --
Vulture futures --
Timeline --
Appendix. Species of vulture around the world.
Series Title: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Responsibility: Thom van Dooren.
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In Vulture, Thom van Dooren counters the common association of the vulture with death and putrefaction, offering a concise and enlightening new history of this previously much-misunderstood bird.  Read more...

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Vultures, Culture and the natural world

by jbmaxwell (WorldCat user published 2014-05-12) Excellent Permalink

This is another in the series of Reaktion books on different animals.  I wasn't sure what I would learn in this particular book but I was pleasantly surprised.  I never realized just how diverse Vultures were in the natural world, how culturally important these birds have been over the centuries...
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