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The Resource Otter, Daniel Allen

Otter, Daniel Allen

Label
Otter
Title
Otter
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Allen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although rarely seen in the wild, the otter is admired for its playful character and graceful aquatic agility, which were established in the popular imagination through books and films such as Tarka the Otter and Ring of Bright Water. This, however, is just a small part of the story -- throughout history, the otter has also been widely hunted for its fur and to prevent it from killing fish. The author reveals how the animal's identity has been shaped by human interactions. Otters have been hunted to near extinction by some communities -- killed for their valuable pelts in the North Pacific and chased with hounds for sport in Britain. In contrast, some Native Americans revered the otter and fishermen in parts of Asia trained otters to assist them. Sadly, all thirteen species of otter are now considered threatened, and their survival is by no means certain. This book includes anecdotes from folklore, sports, and popular literature, as well as exploring the movement against otter hunting and the ongoing efforts toward the otter's conservation
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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Allen, Daniel
Dewey number
599.769
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Animal
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Otters
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Otters
  • Otters
  • Otters
  • Hunting
  • Fur
  • Mammals in art
  • Animals in literature
  • Animals in motion pictures
  • Animals and civilization
  • Otter
  • Kultur
Label
Otter, Daniel Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-176) and index
  • Includes web resources (pages 177-178)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the otter -- Folklore, fables, tradition and the otter -- Commercial otter hunting -- Otter hunting for sport -- The literary otter -- The otter on screen -- Protecting the otter
Control code
895761
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781861897671
Lccn
2010671627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781861897671
  • (OCoLC)587198934
Label
Otter, Daniel Allen
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-176) and index
  • Includes web resources (pages 177-178)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the otter -- Folklore, fables, tradition and the otter -- Commercial otter hunting -- Otter hunting for sport -- The literary otter -- The otter on screen -- Protecting the otter
Control code
895761
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781861897671
Lccn
2010671627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781861897671
  • (OCoLC)587198934

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