Introduces the anatomy, behavior, and life cycle of the five species of rhinoceros, and discusses the reasons they are endangered and conservation efforts.
The rhinoceros’s horn and massive leathery frame belie its docile and solitary nature, causing the animal to be consistently perceived by humans as a monster to be feared. Kelly Enright now deftly sifts fact from fiction in Rhinoceros. Enright chronicles the vexed interactions between humans and rhinos, from early sightings that mistook the rhinoceros for the mythical unicorn to the eighteenth-century display of the rhinoceros in Europe as a wonder of nature and its introduction to the American public in 1830. The rhinoceros has long been a prized hunting object as well, whether for its horn as a valuable ingredient in Asian medicine or as a coveted trophy by nineteenth-century big-game hunters such as Theodore Roosevelt, and the book explains how such practices have led to the rhino’s status as an endangered species. Enright also considers portrayals of the animal in film, literature, and art, all in the service of discovering whether the reputed savagery of the rhino is a reality or a legacy of its mythic past. A wide-ranging, highly illustrated study, Rhinoceros will be essential for scholars and animal lovers alike.
The Rhinoceros in Captivity
L. C. Rookmaaker A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Rhinoceros in Captivity Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
Rhinoceros and Other Plays
In Rhinoceros, as in his earlier plays, Ionesco startles audiences with a world that invariably erupts in explosive laughter and nightmare anxiety. A rhinoceros suddenly appears in a small town, tramping through its peaceful streets. Soon there are two, then three, until the “movement” is universal: a transformation of average citizens into beasts, as they learn to move with the times. Finally, only one man remains. “I’m the last man left, and I’m staying that way until the end. I’m not capitulating!” Rhinoceros is a commentary on the absurdity of the human condition made tolerable only by self-delusion. It shows us the struggle of the individual to maintain integrity and identity alone in a world where all others have succumbed to the “beauty” of brute force, natural energy, and mindlessness. Includes Rhinoceros, The Leader, The Future Is in Eggs or It Takes All Sorts to Make a World
Originally published: Irvine, Calif.: Rhino's Press, c1980. With new foreword.
Bring Me the Rhinoceros
Bring Me the Rhinoceros is an unusual guide to happiness and a can opener for your thinking. For fifteen hundred years, Zen koans have been passed down through generations of masters, usually in private encounters between teacher and student. This book deftly retells more than a dozen traditional koans, which are partly paradoxical questions dangerous to your beliefs and partly treasure boxes of ancient wisdom. Koans show that you don’t have to impress people or change into an improved, more polished version of yourself. Instead you can find happiness by unbuilding, unmaking, throwing overboard, and generally subverting unhappiness. John Tarrant brings the heart of the koan tradition out into the open, reminding us that the old wisdom remains as vital as ever, a deep resource available to anyone in any place or time.
NO ONE IS WHAT THEY SEEM TO BE... Who is Lisa Trent, mysterious redhead who warns Tweed of impending catastrophe? Aides to top statesmen in Washington, London, Paris and Berlin are murdered by the invisible Mr Blue. Tweed, Paula and Newman race to East Sussex to view the second victim, then back to London which, mercifully, they reach alive. Tweed meets slippery Gavin Thunder, flamboyant Oskar Vernon, the devious Mrs France and murderous Delgado. Lisa -- fleeing for her life -- keeps reappearing. Pursuing the secret Elite Club, Tweed and his team fly to Hamburg to meet a key informant -- just before he too is murdered. The frenetic pursuit leads to ancient Flensburg on the Danish border, the team always under attack. But who is Rhinoceros? Could it be urbane Victor Rondel, partner in the world's richest bank? The startling climax erupts violently on Berg island in the Baltic.
Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and habitats of the rhinoceros.
BIG 5 MALAYSIAN ANIMAL SERIES The Lesser Two Horned Rhinoceros
Mohd Momin Khan A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de BIG 5 MALAYSIAN ANIMAL SERIES The Lesser Two Horned Rhinoceros Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
Clara s Grand Tour
The author chronicles the adventures of Clara, a three-ton rhinoceros who became the toast of Europe, seen by royalty and ordinary folk alike on a spectacular series of tours across the continent during the mid-eighteenth century. Reprint.