Duck (Animal series)

Duck (Animal series)


The squat, noisy duck occupies a admired function within the human cultural mind's eye, as evidenced by means of every thing from the rubber duck of youth baths to coverage advertisements. With Duck, Victoria de Rijke explores the universality of this quacking poultry in the course of the process human tradition and history.
 
From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the generic mallard, duck species are richly different, and de Rijke deals a accomplished evaluation in their evolutionary historical past. She explores the varied roles that the duck performs in literature, artwork, and religion—including the Hebrew trust that geese symbolize immortality, and the Finnish delusion that the universe was once hatched from a duck’s egg. the writer additionally highlights the numerous position humor has consistently performed in human imaginings of duck lifestyles, resembling the Topographia Hibernia, a twelfth-century tome contending that geese originated as growths on tree trunks washed up on a seashore. however the publication doesn't forget the bird’s position in daily life to boot, from nutrients dishes to jokes to cherished lively characters resembling Daffy Duck and Donald Duck. Duck is an pleasing account of a poultry whose special silhouette is understood the realm over.

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