Guinea Pig (Animal).pdf
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Publisher: Reaktion Books (4 Jun. 2015)
By: Dorothy Yamamoto (Author)
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Yamamoto examines the role guinea pigs have today as pets but also looks back to less loving times when guinea pigs were put to more direct use. She discusses them as a crucial sacrificial offering to Incan gods, as the entree in the Cusco Cathedral s painting of The Last Supper, and as a highly favored experimental subject for which they have become the quintessential metaphor for anyone in the same unfortunate circumstance. Threading her account with examples from the guinea pig s many appearances in literature and art, Yamamoto reveals the personality and cultural importance of an animal we have always wanted to keep nearby, providing a fun and unique book for any animal lover.Published in Association with the Science Museum, London'
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