VultureBook - 2011
Offers an enlightening new history of this much-misunderstood bird. Vultures vary in type and size, and while some have a diet mainly of bone, others are actually almost completely vegetarian. Most interesting, despite its notorious association with death, the vulture very rarely, if ever, kills for itself. Van Dooren explores many histories, from some of the earliest-known Neolithic sites in which vultures are thought to have consumed the dead to contemporary efforts to reintroduce the bearded vulture into the Alps. Highlighting the rich diversity of vultures and the many ways in which people have understood and lived with them, this book invites a new appreciation and wonder for these incredible birds.
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2011
Branch Call Number: 598.92 V246v 2011
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm