Peacock (Book, 2006) []
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Author: Christine E Jackson
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2006.
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In Peacock, Christine E. Jackson provides a comprehensive survey of the influence of the peacock in the visual arts of many cultures, and of its role in religion and mythology. She also explores its natural history, and reveals how this sedentary bird, native to India and Sri Lanka and reluctant to fly great distances, has come to live in semi-domesticated conditions in so many Western countries."--Jacket.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christine E Jackson
ISBN: 9781861892935 1861892934
OCLC Number: 67375482
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Natural history --
2. Unnatural history --
3. The blue Indian peacock at home --
4. The blue Indian peacock goes west --
5. The green peacock in the east --
6. Artefacts and architecture --
Timeline --
References --
Bibliography --
Associations and websites --
Acknowledgements --
Photo acknowledgements.
Series Title: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Responsibility: Christine E. Jackson.
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People in most countries are familiar with the blue peacock. This book brings together all the facets of the peacock including natural and social history, its role in religions and mythology in the  Read more...


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Part of Reaktion's compact and bijou (and lavishly illustrated) "Animal" series, Jackson's volume glides through the social and natural history of this most royal and untouchable of birds with Read more...

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