The Resource Animals strike curious poses : essays, Elena Passarello

Animals strike curious poses : essays, Elena Passarello

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Animals strike curious poses : essays
Title
Animals strike curious poses
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Elena Passarello
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Language
eng
Summary
Irrepressible Passarello has done it again in this bestiary of critters, each famous, each with a presence in the historical record spanning forty-two millennia. The book begins with Yuka, a mummified woolly mammoth recently found in the Siberian permafrost, and moves on to Pleistocene cave paintings, a crocodile name Osama, war pigeons, Mike the red jungle rooster, Barry the great mountain rescue dog, all the way to "de-extincted" ibexes. A stunning example describes Arabella, the cross spider that spun a web on Skylab and became the first American female in space. The essay weaves the realities of the first US space station-NASA jargon, CAPCOM transcripts, and aerodynamic procedures-into the quieter (but no less complex) narrative of arachnid web-creation. The essays vary widely in tone and approach to reflect both the facts of the animal and the society that kept it. The author plans on live performances at zoos and natural history museums. Elena Passarello is an actor, a writer, and recipient of a 2015 Whiting Fellowship in nonfiction. Her first collection with Sarabande Books, Let Me Clear My Throat, won the gold medal for nonfiction at the 2013 Independent Publisher Awards. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon
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With exuberant wit, Elena Passarello casts her gaze on famous historical animals, crafting an essay collection organized as medieval bestiary
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Oregon Book Awards, Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction, 2018.
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10554383
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RECBK
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Passarello, Elena
Dewey number
814/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.A856
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Recorded Books, Inc
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True
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  • Famous animals
  • Famous animals
Target audience
adult
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essays
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Animals strike curious poses : essays, Elena Passarello
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Jumbo II (1901)
  • Four horsemen (1904-2012)
  • Mike (1945)
  • Arabella (1973)
  • Lancelot (1985)
  • Koko (1988)
  • Osama (1998)
  • Celia (2003)
  • Cecil (2015)
  • Yuka (39,000 BP)
  • The wolf of Gubbio (1207)
  • Ganda (1515)
  • Sackerson (1601)
  • Jeoffry (1760)
  • Vogel Staar (1784)
  • Harriet (1835)
  • War pigs (1870-2012)
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781941411407
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unknown
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00699982
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D61F43E4-7441-4992-BA47-925DAF53D71D
System control number
(OCoLC)975653265
Label
Animals strike curious poses : essays, Elena Passarello
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Jumbo II (1901)
  • Four horsemen (1904-2012)
  • Mike (1945)
  • Arabella (1973)
  • Lancelot (1985)
  • Koko (1988)
  • Osama (1998)
  • Celia (2003)
  • Cecil (2015)
  • Yuka (39,000 BP)
  • The wolf of Gubbio (1207)
  • Ganda (1515)
  • Sackerson (1601)
  • Jeoffry (1760)
  • Vogel Staar (1784)
  • Harriet (1835)
  • War pigs (1870-2012)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781941411407
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00699982
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D61F43E4-7441-4992-BA47-925DAF53D71D
System control number
(OCoLC)975653265

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