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The bedside book of beasts : a wildlife miscellany

Author: Graeme Gibson; C S Richardson
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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The complex connection between the hunter and the hunted has defined animal life on Earth throughout its long history. Gibson gathers works of art and literature that capture the power, grace, and inventiveness of both predators and their natural prey.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme Gibson; C S Richardson
ISBN: 9780385524599 0385524595
OCLC Number: 299707933
Notes: Originally published: Toronto, Canada : Doubleday Canada, ©2009.
Description: xv, 367 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Echoes of a working Eden : language without words --
Diet of souls : "Take, eat; this is my body" --
Beauty and the beast : folktales and parables --
Death's golden eye : the encounter --
Mighty and terrible : "I made this monstrous beast" --
Killing without eating : the tablecloth of civilization --
Ceremony of innocence : the heart's solace and delight.
Responsibility: Graeme Gibson ; book design by C.S. Richardson.

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The complex connection between the hunter and the hunted has defined animal life on Earth throughout its long history. Gibson gathers works of art and literature that capture the power, grace, and inventiveness of both predators and their natural prey.

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