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By Mynott, Jeremy
Birds played an important role in the ancient world: as indicators of time, weather, and seasons; as a resource for hunting, medicine, and farming; as pets and entertainment; as omens and messengers of the gods. Jeremy Mynott explores the similarities and surprising differences b...etween ancient perceptions of the natural world and our own.Read more
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Focuses on large questions about our relation to birds and the natural world. This book encourages birders to see their pursuits in a broader human context - and it shows non birders what they may be missing.
What draws us to the beauty of a peacock, the flight of an eagle, or the song of a nightingale? Why are birds so significant in our lives and our sense of the world? And what do our ways of thinking about and experiencing birds tell us about ourselves? This title presents a medit...ation on the variety of human responses to birds.Read more
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By Thucydides; Edited and translated by Mynott, Jeremy
A new translation of Thucydides, a foundational text in the history of Western political thought, with extensive student reference material.
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