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Vulture, Thom van Dooren

Label
Vulture
Title
Vulture
Statement of responsibility
Thom van Dooren
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 thought to have consumed the dead to contemporary efforts to reintroduce the bearded vulture into the Alps. Highlighting the rich diversity of vultures and the many ways in which people have understood and lived with them, this book invites a new appreciation and wonder for these incredible birds
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Dooren, Thom
Dewey number
598.9/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL696.F32
LC item number
V353 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Animal
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old World vultures
  • New World vultures
  • Vultures
  • Vultures
  • Scavengers (Zoology)
  • Vultures in art
  • Birds in literature
  • Vultures
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animals and civilization
Label
Vulture, Thom van Dooren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-179) and index
  • Includes web resources (pages 180-181)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An unnatural history of scavenging -- Vultures circling : eating people -- Otherworldly vultures -- Vulture futures
Control code
865837
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781861898067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781861898067
  • (OCoLC)670480431
Label
Vulture, Thom van Dooren
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-179) and index
  • Includes web resources (pages 180-181)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An unnatural history of scavenging -- Vultures circling : eating people -- Otherworldly vultures -- Vulture futures
Control code
865837
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781861898067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781861898067
  • (OCoLC)670480431

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