Paper $14.00 ISBN: 9781789142242 Will Publish May 2020 For sale in North and South America only

Otter

Daniel Allen

Otter

Daniel Allen

Distributed for Reaktion Books

192 pages | 103 halftones | 5 x 8
Paper $14.00 ISBN: 9781789142242 Will Publish May 2020 For sale in North and South America only
Although rarely seen in the wild, the otter is admired for its playful character and graceful aquatic agility, fixed in the popular imagination through books and films such as Tarka the Otter and Ring of Bright Water. This is just a small part of its story, however: throughout history, the otter has been hunted for its fur and to prevent it from killing fish. Featuring numerous images from nature and culture, as well as examples from folklore, sports, and literature, this wide-ranging book also explores the movement against otter hunting, and the ongoing efforts promoting otter conservation. A fittingly lively study of its subject, Otter offers a new way of thinking about this much-loved but endangered animal.
Contents
1 Introducing the Otter 2 Folklore, Fables, Tradition and the Otter 3 Commercial Otter Hunting 4 Otter Hunting for Sport 5 The Literary Otter 6 The Otter On Screen 7 Protecting the Otter Appendix: Otter Data Timeline of the Otter References Select Bibliography Websites and Associations Acknowledgements Photo Acknowledgements Index
Review Quotes
Daily Mail
“Intriguing snippets of otter lore are contained within a beautifully presented volume as charming and captivating as its subject matter. . . . You will love this one.”
BBC Wildlife
“A captivating account of our changing relationship with the otter.”
Guardian
“[A] fine furry paean.”
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