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Seal (Paperback) Loot Price: R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 You Save: R51 (16%)
Seal (Paperback): Victoria Dickenson
Seal (Paperback): Victoria Dickenson

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Seal (Paperback)

Victoria Dickenson

Series: Reaktion Books - Animal

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From swimming alongside our kayaks, canoes, coracles and boats to lurking alone in the shadowy waters of remote seas, seals have long interacted with humans and played a part in our history. Seal by Victoria Dickenson explores the natural and cultural history of an animal that has piqued and delighted human interest since ancient times, from their role in Roman spectacles to their frequent inhabitation of animal rescue centers today.Seals, sea lions, fur seals and walruses are so distinctive that biologists have classified them as members of a single order, the Pinnipedia, yet our relationship with each distinctive seal species varies. We have for centuries hunted some seals for their skin, oil and meat. In the twentieth- and twenty-first century the hunt has become a focus for global protest, and the white-furred baby seal has evolved into one of the most powerful symbols for animal welfare. Some species, like the Mediterranean monk seal, are among the most endangered mammals in the world. Others, who live far from human habitation, number in the millions.The seals living closer to our societies have become wrapped in our myths and legends: there are tales of seals who have sought out human society, following the sound of children's voices, or the music of the pipe and flute; and there are darker stories of selkies and other seal-like creatures that take on human shape for purposes of both good and ill. Richly illustrated and accessibly written, Seal offers an immersive view of a much-loved, storied creature.


Imprint: Reaktion Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Reaktion Books - Animal
Release date: February 2016
Authors: Victoria Dickenson
Dimensions: 188 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-78023-489-2
Barcode: 9781780234892
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals > Aquatic creatures
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals > Aquatic creatures > General
LSN: 1-78023-489-9

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