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The Bedside Book of Beasts: A Wildlife Miscellany
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Publisher Doubleday of Canada
Publication date October 20, 2009
Pages 384
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385669153
ISBN-10 0385669151
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Original list price $20.00
§As reported by publisher says people who bought this book also bought:
Animalium | Do Unto Animals | Trees, Leaves, and Bark | The Bedside Book of Birds | The Bedside Book of Birds
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This stunning companion to the internationally bestselling Bedside Book of Birds explores the relationship between predators and their prey.

The intricate, complex connection between the hunter and the hunted has defined animal life on Earth throughout time. In The Bedside Book of Beasts, Graeme Gibson gathers from all eras and cultures works of art and literature that capture the power, grace, and inventiveness of both predators and their natural prey. Here are myths, fables, poetry, generous excerpts from nature and travel writing, journals, sacred texts, and works of fiction. There are vivid descriptions of noteworthy predators — including the big cats, bears, wolves — but also the small but voracious praying mantis. Gibson also brings to life the experiences, strategies, and emotions of vulnerable prey, and paints intriguing portraits of such legendary evil beasts as the Minotaur, Grendel, and the Biblical Leviathan. All of this is enhanced by a breathtaking array of art, both traditional and contemporary, as well as scientific, religious, and mythological drawings, paintings, and woodcuts.

In The Bedside Book of Beasts Gibson evokes a profound sense of the eternal, often unsettling, connection between the human animal and the free, untamed beasts of the wilderness.

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About: This stunning companion to the internationally bestselling Bedside Book of Birds explores the relationship between predators and their prey.

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