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By Gregory McNamee,Luis Alberto Urrea

ISBN-10: 1555661904

ISBN-13: 9781555661908

now we have constantly enjoyed turtles, and we have now frequently suspected
them of loving us. A global of Turtles, which gathers literary
sightings of turtles over again and again and plenty of cultures, celebrates the
long-standing position of those creatures within the human imagination.

All via our historical past we've got attributed significantly anthropomorphic
values to turtlesas this anthology will be sure. clever, droll,
bright, cautious, liable, critical, and intelligent spring to mind, yet also,
somehow, noble, steadfast, loving. Turtles are consistent symbols of
strength, persistence, persistence, and lengthy lifestyles. but, for us, from
childhood via maturity, they're perpetual resources of pleasure as

With writings from Aesop to Melville, and folklore from the Abenaki to
the Wagarra, A global of Turtles is an anthology of literary,
folkloric, and medical decisions approximately turtles and tortoises,
compiled from historic, glossy, and modern resources. It appears at
these loved creatures from each attainable human perspective,
revealing them (and us) of their many guises.

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