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Pelican
ISBN: PB: 9781789140750, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
With its distinctive, comical walk, large bill and association with the conservation movement, the pelican has attained iconic status. But the pelican has a chequered history. Classed as "unclean" in the King James Bible, the legend of the compassion...
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Sardine
ISBN: PB: 9781780239965, Reaktion Books, September 2018
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 70 in colour
The sardine is a paradoxical fish. Seemingly insignificant, its exploitation has made fortunes for some and, when stocks have collapsed, caused hardship for many. Its status has shifted from utilitarian food to a gourmet's delight. Trevor Day – diver...
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Bedbug
ISBN: PB: 9781780239736, Reaktion Books, July 2018
192 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 89 illus., 59 in colour
Few animals elicit such a profoundly honest response of horror, fear and fright as the bedbug. Uninvited, bedbugs invade your privacy; they enter your bed, leave their marks and take away your bodily fluid – blood. From fossils to ancient Greek theat...
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Zebra
ISBN: PB: 9781780239354, Reaktion Books, May 2018
216 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 99 illus., 64 in colour
Common and exotic, glamorous and ferocious, sociable and sullen: zebras mean many things to many people. The extraordinary beauty of their striped coats makes them one of the world's most recognizable animals. They have been immortalized in paint by...
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Bat
ISBN: PB: 9781780238944, Reaktion Books, May 2018
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 70 in colour
Bats have been misunderstood and maligned in the West for centuries. Unfair associations with demons have seen their leathery wings adorn numerous evil characters, from the Devil to Bram Stoker's "Dracula". But these amazing animals are ecological su...
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Lizard
ISBN: PB: 9781780238289, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Lizards stimulate the human imagination unlike most other animals, despite generally being small, soundless, and hidden from sight in burrows, treetops, or crevices. They can blend into a vast range of environments, from rocky coasts to deserts and r...
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Woodpecker
ISBN: PB: 9781780238296, Reaktion Books, September 2017
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Woodpeckers are amongst the most remarkable birds in the avian world, having evolved a unique anatomy that enables them to peck and bore into solid timber both to find food and to create nesting cavities. They are key indicators of forest health and...
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Hippopotamus
ISBN: PB: 9781780237329, Reaktion Books, June 2017
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 60 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
Hippos are well-loved, cumbersome, rotund mammals famous for lounging around semi-submerged in muddy pools. Gregarious herbivores, they emerge after dusk from the water into the cool night air to graze on grass and plants before returning to the wate...
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Wild Boar
ISBN: PB: 9781780237619, Reaktion Books, May 2017
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Tough, resourceful and omnivorous, wild boar are the ancestors of domestic pigs. From earliest times, wild boar have presented humans with both opportunity and threat: they are a valuable food source, but also a formidable foe carrying tusks that can...
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Llama
ISBN: PB: 9781780237381, Reaktion Books, May 2017
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 70 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
Known for their haughty demeanour, woolly charm and propensity to spit when threatened, llamas have had a rich and varied history. Since their domestication high in the Andes, they have been sacrificed, farmed, smuggled and petted. They have function...
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