Although the lion is not the largest, fastest or most lethal animal, its position as king of beasts has rarely been challenged Since Palaeolithic times, lions have fascinated people, and due to its gallant mane, knowing eyes, and distinctive roar, the animal continues to beguile us today In Lion, Deirdre Jackson paints a fresh portrait of this regal beast, drawing on folktales, the latest scientific research, and even lion tamers memoirs, as well as other little known sources to tell the story of lions famous and anonymous, familiar and surprising.Majestic, noble, bravethe lion is an animal that has occupied a great place in the human imagination, inspiring countless myths, lore and legends As well, this creative relationship has abounded in visual culturepainted on wood and canvas, chiseled in stone, hammered in metal, and tucked between the pages of medieval manuscripts, lions have often represented divinity, dignity, and danger In Lion Jackson summarizes the latest findings of field biologists and offers in depth analyses of works of art, literature, oral traditions, plays, and films She is a peerless guide on a memorable visual and cultural safari....
|Publisher||:||Reaktion Books May 15, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||236 pages|
|File Size||:||973 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Lion (Animal) Reviews
This is excellently written and very well illustrated. I've read dozens of the books in this "Animal" series, and while all are good, this one stands out. Jackson knows her material, is passionate about lions and the result is a very informative book that is a pleasure to read. I hope that doesn't sound too much like a rave, but this is a good book.