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by Robert Irwin

Author: Robert Irwin
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Reaktion Books (May 15, 2010)
Pages: 232 pages
Category: Math and Science
Rating: 4.5
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Robert Irwin’s quizzical investigation of the Camel (one hump and two). will appeal even to those who would never normally pick up a book on the natural world. Mary Beard Guardian).

Robert Irwin’s quizzical investigation of the Camel (one hump and two). Robert Irwin is a former lecturer in medieval history at the University of St Andrews. He has traveled extensively in the Middle East and India, and is a leading expert on Arab culture. He is the author of numerous books, including, The Penguin Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature and For Lust of Knowledge: The Orientalists and Their Enemies.

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Robert Clarence Irwin (born 1 December 2003) is an Australian television personality and wildlife photographer. He hosts Robert's Real Life Adventures, a program on his family's zoo's internal TV network

Robert Clarence Irwin (born 1 December 2003) is an Australian television personality and wildlife photographer. He hosts Robert's Real Life Adventures, a program on his family's zoo's internal TV network. He is the son of Steve Irwin and grandson of Bob Irwin.

A distinct symbol of the desert and the Middle East, the camel was once unkindly described as half snake, half folding. Not just for camel aficionados, this highly illustrated book, containing over 100 informative and unusual images, is sure to entertain and inform anyone interested in this fascinating and exotic animal.

From East to West, Irwin's "Camel" is the first survey of its kind to examine the animal's role in society and history throughout the world. Not just for camel aficionados, this highly illustrated book is sure to entertain and inform anyone interested in this fascinating and exotic animal. Format Paperback 232 pages. Dimensions 135 x 190 x 1. 8mm 386g. Publication date 04 May 2012. Publisher Reaktion Books. Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom.

In Camel, Robert Irwin explores why the camel has fascinated so many cultures, including those cultivated in. .

In Camel, Robert Irwin explores why the camel has fascinated so many cultures, including those cultivated in locales where camels are not indigenous.

Robert Irwin's erudite, droll and utterly delightful book about the life and lore of the dromedary (one hump) and Bactrian .

Robert Irwin's erudite, droll and utterly delightful book about the life and lore of the dromedary (one hump) and Bactrian (two) abounds with details that reflect glory on a much-misundersstood animal. Peter O'Toole owes his life to Shagram, the "No. 1 camel" which – during the filming of Lawrence of Arabia - stood over the star after a fall as stampeding horses thundered past. Robert Irwin's erudite, droll and utterly delightful book about the life and lore of the dromedary (one hump) and Bactrian (two) abounds with details that reflect glory on a much-misundersstood animal.

A distinct symbol of the desert and the Middle East, the camel was once unkindly described as half snake, half folding bedstead.

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In Camel, Robert Irwin explores why the camel has fascinated so many cultures, including those in places where camels are not indigenous. He traces the history of the camel from its origins millions of years ago to the present day, discussing such matters of contemporary concern as the plight of camel herders in the Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, the alarming increase in the population of feral camels in Australia, and the endangered status of the wild Bactrian in Mongolia and China.

A distinct symbol of the desert and the Middle East, the camel was once unkindly described as “half snake, half folding bedstead.” But in the eyes of many the camel is a creature of great beauty. This is most evident in the Arab world, where the camel has played a central role in the historical development of Arabic society—where an elaborate vocabulary and extensive literature have been devoted to it. 

            In Camel, Robert Irwin explores why the camel has fascinated so many cultures, including those cultivated in locales where camels are not indigenous. Here, he traces the history of the camel from its origins millions of years ago to the present day, discussing such matters of contemporary concern as the plight of camel herders in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, the alarming increase in the population of feral camels in Australia, and the endangered status of the wild Bactrian in Mongolia and China. Throughout history, the camel has been appreciated worldwide for its practicality, resilience, and legendary abilities of survival. As a result it has been featured in the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Poussin, Tiepolo, Flaubert, Kipling, and Rose Macaulay, among others. From East to West, Irwin’s Camel is the first survey of its kind to examine the animal’s role in society and history throughout the world.

Not just for camel aficionados, this highly illustrated book, containing over 100 informative and unusual images, is sure to entertain and inform anyone interested in this fascinating and exotic animal.