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Stories Rabbits Tell
In this book, we’ll find the very interesting history of rabbits. It really is the STORIES RABBITS TELL. These reviews below will tell you the best hints :

Editorial Reviews (Amazon.com)
From Publishers Weekly

“Most people approach rabbits as if they were stuffed animals: cute, but not capable of much except, maybe, eating carrots and twitching their noses,” note Davis (writer and rabbit owner) and DeMello (president of the House Rabbit Society), who present quite a different picture: rabbits (and hares) are complex, social creatures intertwined with human culture. To date, no book has so closely examined the behavior and place of the rabbit-as pet, prey, pest and mythic figure-in history. As the only animal Westerners use as both pet and meat, the rabbit reflects some of our most unsettling cultural contradictions. Part literary companion, with analyses of rabbits in art and literature from poet William Cowper to Beatrix Potter, and part clear-eyed review of facts on rabbit “industry” and rabbit biology, this volume imparts insight into the genesis of pet keeping, the fur industry and the permutations of rabbits in folklore. With colorful anecdotes (including one about introducing Jack, a rabbit grieving for his mate, to new friends), this absorbing book opens the door on the realm of all things lagomorph. The prevalence of rabbits in folklore (as fools, mischief makers and sexualized witches) reveals just how much baggage this small creature has carried, up through the age of the Playboy Bunny.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.


From Booklist
The rabbit has been domesticated for roughly 1,500 years, but until fairly recently they were not kept as house pets; the traditional pet rabbit was caged in a hutch outdoors. The rise of “house rabbits” that live uncaged indoors and the dearth of books written about rabbit behavior led Davis and DeMello to create a book that explores the roots and nuances of rabbit behavior to increase our understanding and appreciation of the species. Whether exploring our schizophrenic approach to rabbits (Are they pets, pests, or a profitable farm animal?), portraying the complex lives of wild rabbits and the corresponding behaviors of their tame brethren, discussing the roles rabbits have played in folklore and religion, or describing the commercial uses for rabbits, the authors reveal a fascinating depth of information. Enlivened by a broad range of quotations from such sources as poets, scientists, and animal-rights activists; illustrated with period and modern photographs; and heavily footnoted, this is currently the best book to offer readers who want to know more about their pet rabbits. Nancy Bent
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

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The very grand series of Discovery Channel ever made!
From ants to the biggest organism on earth, this will be our most precious moment to watch the life on earth. The shoot took 5 years, taken on 204 places, in 60 countries, by 40 highly-skilled cameramen.

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Most of the scenes have never been captured on film before. Have you seen the “Inconvenience Truth” by Al Gore? On that documentation, there is an animation scene of a polar bear swimming miles and miles away trying to find a block of ice to stand on. Now, in this Planet Earth series, you’ll finally see the REAL SCENE of it. It’s a heartbroken moment to watch indeed. But that’s the art of it, you’ll feel very intimate with the animals.

 

 

 

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You just like experiencing the moment itself, together with them.
After seeing the series, you’ll fall in love with our planet and begin to respect more for it!

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Beautifully captured, rarest moments ever seen, rarest organism you ever see.
This is our planet earth.

Experience Earth as never before with groundbreaking footage of our planet and its wildlife (bbc.co.uk).

The series has ended since April 2007 on TV and now available in the DVD.

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Or find out about Planet Earth repeats on all BBC channels at What’s On.
They also made the book of Planet Earth, now available at the bookstores.

If you want to know more of it, go to Discovery.com

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