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Zebra / Christopher Plumb and Samuel Shaw

Catalog Data

Author:
Plumb, Christopher  Search this
Shaw, Samuel 1984-  Search this
Physical description:
216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Art
Date:
2018
Notes:
MAM copy Purchased with Adopt-a-Book funds.
Contents:
Introduction : defining the zebra -- Zebras at home -- Zebras on the move -- Colonizing the zebra -- Extraordinary zebras -- Stripes -- Z is for zebra -- Timeline
Summary:
Common and exotic, glamorous and ferocious, sociable and sullen: zebras mean many things to many people. The extraordinary beauty of their striped coats makes them one of the world's most recognizable animals. They have been immortalized in paint by artists including George Stubbs and Lucian Freud, and zebra-print designs permeate contemporary society - on beanbags and bikinis, car seats and pencil cases. Zebras even have a road crossing named after them. But the zebra remains a mystery to most. [This book] uncovers the natural and cultural history of this popular animal. It shows how the zebra's history engages and intersects with diverse topics, including eighteenth-century humour, imperialism and camouflage technologies."--Back cover
Topic:
Zebras  Search this
Zebras--Social aspects  Search this
Zebras--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Zebras--In art  Search this
Stripes  Search this
Human-animal relationships  Search this
Animals and civilization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107771