Donkey (eBook, 2011) []
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Author: Jill Bough
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2011.
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Though donkeys have historically been among our most useful domesticated animals--from plowing fields to navigating difficult terrain--they have been much maligned in popular culture and given very little respect. So much so, that their perceived qualities of stupidity and stubbornness have made their way into the language of insult. But in Donkey, Jill Bough champions this humble creature, proving that after 10,000  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bough, Jill.
London : Reaktion Books, 2011
(DLC) 2012427093
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Bough
ISBN: 9781861899873 1861899874
OCLC Number: 775302633
Description: 1 online resource (198 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Donkey Cover; Imprint page; Contents; Introduction; 1. Equus asinas: Origins, Domestication, Breeds and Characteristics; 2. Donkeys in Human History, Mythology and Religion; 3. Donkeys and Mules Colonize the Americas, Australia and South Africa; 4. Donkeys and Mules at War; 5. Donkeys in Literature, Film and Art; Timeline of the Donkey; References; Select Bibliography; Associations and Websites; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index.
Series Title: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Responsibility: Jill Bough.


Donkey follows the story of this faithful, hard-working animal, which despite its critical role in human history, has often received little respect and explores the animal's variety of social,  Read more...


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