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作者 Roos, Anna Marie Eleanor, author
書名 Goldfish / Anna Marie Roos
出版項 London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2019
© 2019
國際標準書號 1789141354
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 生命科學圖書館  SF458.G6 R781g 2019    在架上    30150100439436
說明 206 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Animal
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-193) and index
No need to carp : the origins and anatomy of a goldfish -- The Japanese goldfish -- The English and European goldfish, 1500-1800 -- Goldfish by the million and the age of consumerism -- Goldfish : villain and hero -- Timeline
Living work of art, consumer commodity, scientific hero, and environmental menace: the humble goldfish is the ultimate human cultural artifact. A creature of supposedly little memory and a short lifespan, it has held universal appeal as a reservoir for human ideas and ideals. In ancient China, goldfish were saved from predators in acts of religious reverence and selectively bred for their glittering grace. In the East, they became the subject of exquisite art, regarded as living flowers that moved, while in the West, they became ubiquitous residents of the Victorian parlor. Cheap and eminently available, today they are bred by the millions for the growing domestic pet market, while also proving to be important to laboratory studies of perception, vision, and intelligence. In this illuminating homage to the goldfish, Anna Marie Roos blends art and science to trace the surprising and intriguing history of this much-loved animal, challenging our cultural preconceptions of a creature often thought to be common and disposable
鏈接 Ebook version : 9781789141702
主題 Goldfish
Goldfish -- History
Human-animal relationships -- History
NATURE / Animals. bisacsh
Human-animal relationships. fast (OCoLC)fst00963482
Goldfish. fast (OCoLC)fst00944593
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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