Monday, April 12, 2010

New Arrivals: Animals

We've just added to stock about 25 volumes from Reaktion Book's Animal series.
The series explores the historical significance and impact on humans of a wide range of animals, with each book in the series taking a different animal and examining its role in history around the world. The importance of mythology, religion and science are described as is the history of food, the trade in animals and their products, pets, exhibition, film and photography, and their roles in the artistic and literary imagination.
Written by authors who are passionate about their subjects, these highly accessible, informative and beautifully produced books will appeal to the general reader as well as to those with a specialist interest.