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Dreambirds - The Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, and Fortune (Hardcover, 1st Picador USA ed)
Dreambirds - The Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, and Fortune (Hardcover, 1st Picador USA ed): Rob Nixon
Dreambirds - The Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, and Fortune (Hardcover, 1st Picador USA ed): Rob Nixon

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Dreambirds - The Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, and Fortune (Hardcover, 1st Picador USA ed)

Rob Nixon

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The ostrich is one of nature's misfits: a gigantic bird that can neither fly nor sing. But the fin-de-siecle fetish for feathers made ostrich plumes more precious than gold. Rob Nixon grew up near the South African desert where ostriches first boomed, and had an early passion for the outsize bird. Later, his rejection of apartheid led him to immigrate to the United States, where he encountered a new wave of ostrich mania: American ranchers were trying to convert the gawky bird into a low-cal cuisine. Part memoir, part travelogue, Dreambirds is a natural history of a fantasy and a beautifully crafted, candid revelation of a man's soul.

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Imprint: Picador USA
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2000
Authors: Rob Nixon
Dimensions: 218 x 147 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 256
Edition: 1st Picador USA ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-24540-5
Barcode: 9780312245405
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Literary
Books > Biography > Literary
LSN: 0-312-24540-8

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