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The Resource On animals, Susan Orlean

On animals, Susan Orlean

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On animals
Title
On animals
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Susan Orlean
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'How we interact with animals has preoccupied philosophers, poets and naturalists for ages,' writes Susan Orlean. Since the age of six, when Orlean wrote and illustrated a book called Herbert the Near-Sighted Pigeon, she's been drawn to stories about how we live with animals and how they abide by us. Now, in On Animals, she examines animal-human relationships through the compelling tales she has written over the course of her celebrated career. These stories consider a range of creatures - the household pets we dote on, the animals we raise to end up as meat on our plates, the creatures who could eat us for dinner, the various tamed and untamed animals we share our planet with who are central to human life. In her own backyard, Orlean discovers the delights of keeping chickens. In a different backyard, in New Jersey, she meets a woman who has 23 pet tigers - something none of her neighbours knew about until one of the tigers escapes. In Iceland, the world's most famous whale resists the efforts to set him free. In Morocco, the world's hardest-working donkeys find respite at a special clinic. We meet a show dog and a lost dog and a pigeon who knows exactly how to get home. Equal parts delightful and profound, enriched by Orlean's stylish prose and precise research, these stories celebrate the meaningful cross-species connections that grace our collective existence
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AU@
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Orlean, Susan
Dewey number
591.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
On animals, Susan Orlean
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1268928336
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
500 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432891947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1268928336
Label
On animals, Susan Orlean
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1268928336
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
500 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432891947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1268928336

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