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Parrot (Paperback)

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Highly illustrated, with images drawn from a wide range of cultures, historical periods and media, Paul Carter's "Parrot" is a roller-coaster ride through parrots in literature, jokes, folklore, mythology, film, TV and children's stories worldwide, as well as an examination of parrot conservation, talking bird experiments and parrot portraiture. Parrot is a fascinating natural and cultural history. The book covers three broad areas: Parrotics' the historical, cultural and scientific classifications of parrots; Parroternalia' the association of parrots with the different languages, ages, tastes and dreams of society; and Parrotology' the mimicry of parrots and what that can tell us about our own systems of communication. This book differs from previous histories, which have treated parrots as subjects of curiosity and a pretext for elegy. A new kind of animal history, Parrot is philosophical and poetic: it takes seriously the critical and ironic mirror that parrots hold up to human society. Humorously written and wide-ranging in scope, Parrot will have broad appeal, and will be of interest to parrot enthusiasts and specialists, as well as a general readership.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsBirds, including cage birds, as petsNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsWildlife: birds & birdwatchingScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesZoology & animal sciencesZoology: Vertebrates Publisher: Reaktion Books Publication Date: 12/01/2006 ISBN-13: 9781861892379  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Paul Carter is Professorial Research Fellow at The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, and the author of The Road to Botany Bay (1987), The Lie of the Land (1996), and Repressed Spaces: The Poetics of Agoraphobia (Reaktion, 2002).

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