Vulture [Audiobook] download free by Thom Van Dooren

Vulture Audiobook download free by Thom Van Dooren
  • Listen audiobook: Vulture
  • Author: Thom Van Dooren
  • Release date: 2012/9/26
  • Publisher: REAKTION BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9781861898067
  • Rating: 7.57 of 10
  • Votes: 367
  • Review by: Amia Earle
  • Review rating: 9.48 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/5
  • Duration: 2H24M in 256 kbps (38.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-23
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, WAV, WMA, MPEG-4 DST, MPC, FLAC, OGG, MP3 (compression ZIP, TAR, RAR, TZ)
  • Total pages original book: 192
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 17M26S (4.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: The vulture is commonly thought to dwell outside the community of living beings. These birds are seen to have no real relationship with humans; instead, they are simply waiting for us to die. An association with death and putrefaction has become central to many people's conception of vultures. This view completely dominates the popular image of these birds, leaving us with a very one-dimensional understanding of a group of fascinating and diverse creatures. Vulture offers a concise history and enlightening new view of this much misunderstood bird. Vultures vary in type and size, and while some have a diet consisting of bone, others have gone almost completely vegetarian. It is interesting that this infamous bird very rarely, if ever, kills for itself. Inside human communities, vultures have occupied predictable roles such as disposing of the dead and officiating over human sacrifices, but they have just as often been viewed as courageous and noble creatures, indispensable in the containment of waste and disease, world creators and divine mothers.Thom van Dooren explores these tangled natural and cultural histories: from some of the earliest known Neolithic sites in which vultures are thought to have consumed the dead, through to contemporary efforts to reintroduce the bearded vulture into the Alps. This book highlights the rich diversity of vultures and the many ways in which people have understood and lived with them. Vulture helps us to appreciate and value these incredible winged scavengers, and is perfect for anyone with an interest in animals or conservation.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Wildlife: Birds & Birdwatching, Animals & Society
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.79 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x190x13.72mm
  • Weight: 331g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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