Swan (Reaktion Books - Animal)

Swan (Reaktion Books - Animal)


The swish winged kind of the swan has encouraged artworks from fairy stories to ballets, and its profile is famous instantly via even the main cursory of fowl admirers. Now the most recent addition to Reaktion’s acclaimed Animal sequence examines the interesting tale at the back of this stylish bird.
The ordinary background of the swan is unusually complicated, as Peter younger unearths, delving into the bird’s habitat and feeding behavior, the physiological info of the 8 surviving species and several other extinct ones, the bird’s strength and persistence, and the formation flying that permits them to preserve power and fly nice distances with velocity. Swan gives equivalent remedy to the lengthy and wealthy function of the swan in human tradition, from the Greek fable of Leda and the Swan to the bird’s portrayal in sculpture, furnishings, and model identify emblems. younger additionally info the demanding situations dealing with conservation efforts to guard swans from human intake and fabric goods.
An engrossing account, Swan should be a welcome boost to the bookshelf of all who appreciate this pretty bird.

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