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The Magnificent Chicken: Portraits of the Fairest Fowl

Art / Photobook

By: Ira Glass(Introduction By), Tamara Staples(Illustrator)

132 pages, colour photos

Chronicle Books

Hardback | Feb 2013 | Edition: 2 | #204032 | ISBN-13: 9781452113449
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About this book

Today's love affair with urban farming and backyard poultry coops means Tamara Staples' stunning photographs are more apropos than ever. Featuring glorious photos and informative text about more than forty unique breeds (many of them new to this edition), an introduction by Ira Glass, and a new resources section, this fully refreshed hardcover truly earns its new title: The Magnificent Chicken. The book features 50% new content: 24 new photos, including 12 all-new birds!

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Tamara Staples, born and raised in the Carolinas, attended her first poultry show in 1988 with her uncle. After earning a degree in photography, she began to take portraits of the birds in earnest in 1998. Her work has appeared in Harper's Magazine, Utne Reader and many more.

Ira Glass is the host of the award-winning public radio program This American Life.

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