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- DescriptionNot all animals are created equal. For a start, pigs have it, sheep don't; that is, that special quality of intelligence, a sense of play, and a gregariousness that make these tragically misunderstood--yet less endearing--creatures more like us than any other animal. Best-selling author Lyall Watson takes a delightful look at the occasionally amusing, often instructive, and completely admirable qualities of pigs in this indispensable book, t only for everyone interested in natural history but also for fans of Babe, lovers of Piglet, readers of Charlotte's Web and Animal Farm, gourmands and truffle hunters, folklorists, and, of course, believers in meaningful interspecies communication. The book is filled with both realistic and wonderfully fanciful illustrations of pigs that illuminate everything you could possibly want to kw about the extraordinary family of Suids, from their origins and evolution, rich social lives, and combat strategies, to their special relationship with truffles, popularity in art and literature, and increasing use today in cutting-edge medical transplant techlogy.
- Author BiographyLyall Watson was born and raised in Africa and holds degrees in geology, botany, zoology, and anthropology. He has written more than 20 books, including the bestselling Supernature, Jacobson's Organ, and Elephantoms. He lives in Santa Fe.
- Author(s)Lyall Watson
- PublisherSmithsonian Books (DC)
- Date of Publication17/10/2004
- SubjectNatural History: Animal & Wildlife
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSmithsonian Books (DC)
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight853 g
- Width200 mm
- Height258 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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