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The Mythical Zoo: Animals in Life, Legend, and Literature

Popular Science

By: Boria Sax (Author)

336 pages, 50 illustrations

Duckworth Overlook

Hardback | Jan 2014 | #210328 | ISBN-13: 9780715647325
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About this book

From Aesop's Fables to Mockingjay, animals have always played a pivotal role in human culture. In this fun and thought-provoking book, historian and animal enthusiast Boria Sax argues for a classification of animals that goes beyond the biological to encompass a more meaningful distinction: tradition. From ants and elephants to tigers and tortoises, The Mythical Zoo weaves together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy and literature. The result is a beautifully illustrated, masterfully composed love letter to the animal kingdom.


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Biography

Boria Sax is the award-winning author of City of Ravens (Duckworth). His books have been translated into eight languages. He lives in New York.

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