Lion (Reaktion Books - Animal)

Lion (Reaktion Books - Animal)


Although the lion isn't the biggest, quickest or such a lot deadly animal, its place as king of beasts has hardly ever been challenged. due to the fact that Palaeolithic instances, lions have interested humans, and because of its gallant mane, understanding eyes, and certain roar, the animal keeps to beguile us this present day. In Lion, Deirdre Jackson paints a clean portrait of this regal beast, drawing on folktales, the most recent medical learn, or even lion-tamers’ memoirs, in addition to different little-known assets to inform the tale of lions well-known and nameless, well-known and surprising.

Majestic, noble, brave—the lion is an animal that has occupied an excellent spot within the human mind's eye, inspiring numerous myths, lore and legends. to boot, this artistic dating has abounded in visible culture—painted on wooden and canvas, chiseled in stone, hammered in steel, and tucked among the pages of medieval manuscripts, lions have frequently represented divinity, dignity, and danger.

In Lion Jackson summarizes the most recent findings of box biologists and gives in-depth analyses of artworks, literature, oral traditions, performs, and movies. She is a peerless advisor on a memorable visible and cultural safari.

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