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How to Look After your Small Pets

An Owner's Guide to Caring for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils and Jirds, Chinchillas, Rats, Mice, and Other Rodents
Alderton, David (Book - 2008)
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Accompanying a major retrospective of Anders Zorn's work, this is the first volume in English to explore the Swedish Impressionist's entire career in depth. Anders Zorn (1860-1920) is one of Sweden's most accomplished and beloved artists. Renowned for his light, expressive watercolors, he attained mastery of the genre at an early age and later applied his techniques to oil painting. Zorn is often compared with the artists John Singer Sargent and Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, contemporaries who also were known for their portraits of high-society figures. Taking up residence in London and then in Paris, Zorn established himself as an international portrait painter, depicting fashionable clients in a style both elegant and relaxed. He became a favorite among wealthy American collectors, bankers, and industrialists who sat for him, including art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner and three U.S. presidents. Although perhaps best known for his portraits, Zorn brought equal skill to painting genre scenes and views of nature. This handsome volume provides a thorough introduction to the artist and his works, from portraiture to landscapes and his famous nudes. Four illustrated essays are accompanied by a chronology, selected bibliography, an exhibition checklist, and an index.
Authors: Alderton, David, 1956-
Title: How to look after your small pets
an owner's guide to caring for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and jirds, chinchillas, rats, mice, and other rodents
Publisher: London : Southwater, c2008
Characteristics: 96 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David Alderton
Additional Contributors: Alderton, David (Caring for your small pets) 1956-
Alternate Title: Small pets
ISBN: 1844765210
Branch Call Number: 636.9 A362h 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Original Version: Originally published: London : Southwater, c2002, under title: Caring for your small pets
Subject Headings: Pets
Topical Term: Pets
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Besides the eternally popular family pets, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils and hamsters, this book also looks at rats and mice, jirds, a lesser-known cousin of the gerbil, and chinchillas, exploring a selection of favourite breeds within each species. Information about the temperament and p... Read More »

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