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Author Van Dooren, Thom, 1980-

Title Vulture / Thom van Dooren.

Imprint London : Reaktion Books, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction    598.92 VAN    Available
Description 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.
Series Animal
Animal (Reaktion Books)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes web resources (p. 180-181).
Contents An unnatural history of scavenging -- Vultures circling : eating people -- Otherworldly vultures -- Vulture futures -- Timeline -- Appendix. Species of vulture around the world.
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.
Subject Old World vultures.
New World vultures.
Vultures -- Social aspects.
Scavengers (Zoology)
Vultures in art.
Birds in literature.
Vultures -- Conservation.
Human-animal relationships.
Animals and civilization.
ISBN 9781861898067 (pbk.)
1861898061 (pbk.)

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