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Author Irwin, Robert, 1946-

Title Camel / Robert Irwin.

Published London : Reaktion Books, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  599.6362 IRWI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 232 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 19 cm.
Series Animal.
Animal (Reaktion Books)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index.
Contents Physiology and psychology -- Ancestors of the camel -- Practical camel -- Camels in the medieval world of Islam -- The beauty of the beast: literature and art -- The camel's role in history -- Modernity's camel.
Summary A distinct symbol of the desert and the Middle East, the camel was once unkindly described as half-snake, half-folding bedstead. But in the eyes of many the camel is a creature of great beauty. This book explores why the camel has fascinated so many cultures, including those in places where camels are not indigenous.
Subject Camels.
Camels -- Social aspects.
Camels in art.
Camels in literature.
ISBN 9781861896490 (paperback)
1861896492 (paperback)