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The Resource The secret life of the owl, John Lewis-Stempel

The secret life of the owl, John Lewis-Stempel

Label
The secret life of the owl
Title
The secret life of the owl
Statement of responsibility
John Lewis-Stempel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There is something about owls. They feature in every major culture from the Stone Age onwards. They are creatures of the night, and thus of magic. They are the birds of ill-tidings, the avian messengers from the Other Side. But owls - with the sapient flatness of their faces, their big, round eyes, their paternal expressions - are also reassuringly familiar. We see them as wise, like Athena's owl, and loyal, like Hedwig. Human-like, in other words. No other species has so captivated us. John Lewis-Stempel explores the legends and history of the owl. And in vivid, lyrical prose, he celebrates all the realities of this magnificent creature, whose natural powers are as fantastic as any myth
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis-Stempel, John
Dewey number
  • 598.9'7
  • 598.9'7
  • 598.9'7
  • 598.97
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Owls
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
The secret life of the owl, John Lewis-Stempel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780857524560
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9780857524560
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The secret life of the owl, John Lewis-Stempel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780857524560
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9780857524560
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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