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The mythical zoo : animals in myth, legend, and literature, Boria Sax

Label
The mythical zoo : animals in myth, legend, and literature
Title
The mythical zoo
Title remainder
animals in myth, legend, and literature
Statement of responsibility
Boria Sax
Title variation
Animals in myth, legend, and literature
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Aesop's Fables to Mockingjay, animals have always played a pivotal role in human culture. Even today, animals wield symbolic powers as varied as the cultures that embrace them. Sacred cows, wily serpents, fearsome lions, elegant swans, busy bees, and sly foxes--all are caricatures of the creatures themselves, yet they reflect not only how different cultures see the natural world around them but also how such cultures make use of their native animals. In this fun and thought-provoking book, historian and animal enthusiast Boria Sax argues for a classification of animals that goes beyond the biological to encompass a more meaningful distinction: tradition. From ants and elephants to tigers and tortoises, The Mythical Zoo weaves together a crosscultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy, and literature. The result is a beautifully illustrated, masterfully composed love letter to the animal kingdom"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sax, Boria
Dewey number
590
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QL85
  • QL85
LC item number
  • .S27 2013
  • .S27 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Animals and civilization
  • Animals
  • Animals, Mythical
  • Animals
  • Animals in literature
Label
The mythical zoo : animals in myth, legend, and literature, Boria Sax
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Animals as Tradition -- Almost Human -- Tricksters -- Sages -- Just Beautiful -- Musicians -- Tooth and Claw -- Mermaid's Companions -- The Barnyard -- Man's Best Friends -- Beasts of Burden -- Noble Adversaries -- Tough Guys -- From the Underground -- By the Seashore -- Lost Souls -- Weird and Wonderful -- Behemoths and Leviathans -- Divinities -- Epilogue: What is a Human Being?
Control code
sky256794633
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781468307207
Lccn
2013033492
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The mythical zoo : animals in myth, legend, and literature, Boria Sax
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Animals as Tradition -- Almost Human -- Tricksters -- Sages -- Just Beautiful -- Musicians -- Tooth and Claw -- Mermaid's Companions -- The Barnyard -- Man's Best Friends -- Beasts of Burden -- Noble Adversaries -- Tough Guys -- From the Underground -- By the Seashore -- Lost Souls -- Weird and Wonderful -- Behemoths and Leviathans -- Divinities -- Epilogue: What is a Human Being?
Control code
sky256794633
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781468307207
Lccn
2013033492
Other physical details
illustrations

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