Vulture

Vulture

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by Thom van Dooren (Author)

Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books (24 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861898061
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861898067
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.3 x 19 cm

Vultures circling in the sky above, or simply sitting and watching, are almost universally associated with death. But, while it is undoubtedly true that vultures have taken to a life of scavenging with particular enthusiasm, there is far more to this diverse and fascinating family of birds than a simple association with putrefaction and the macabre. Vulture offers an enlightening new natural and cultural history of this much-misunderstood bird. There are big vultures and little vultures; vultures that are despised and others

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