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By Victoria de Rijke

ISBN-10: 1861893507

ISBN-13: 9781861893505

The squat, noisy duck occupies a well known position within the human cultural mind's eye, as evidenced via every thing from the rubber duck of adolescence baths to coverage advertisements. With Duck,Victoria de Rijke explores the universality of this quacking chook throughout the process human tradition and history.
 
From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the well-known mallard, duck species are richly varied, and de Rijke bargains a finished review in their evolutionary background. She explores the various roles that the duck performs in literature, paintings, and religion—including the Hebrew trust that geese symbolize immortality, and the Finnish delusion that the universe was once hatched from a duck’s egg. the writer additionally highlights the numerous function humor has regularly performed in human imaginings of duck lifestyles, corresponding to the Topographia Hibernia, a twelfth-century tome contending that geese originated as growths on tree trunks washed up on a seashore. however the e-book doesn't forget the bird’s position in way of life besides, from nutrition dishes to jokes to loved lively characters resembling Daffy Duck and Donald Duck. Duck is an pleasing account of a chicken whose specific silhouette is understood across the world.

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In fact, some ducks’ sexual behaviour can be positively deviant. Forced copulation or mating, less sociologically charged terms for rape (copulation without consent, resisted to the best of the victim’s ability), is thought highly unusual in the animal world, but has been studied in ducks, geese and insects such as the damselfly. Sexual coercion typically occurs in the animal world where the male (or female) has the strength or a specific organ designed to restrain during copulation (such as the male scorpion-fly), but research into ‘convenience polyandry’ (accepting more than one mate at a time) suggests that the relative safety of submitting to some forced mating may reduce the 42 A happy couple is called a ‘mandarin duck couple’ in China and Japan, where the birds are symbols of love and fidelity.

1350 bc. 53 A Hidatsa Indian called ‘White Duck’, posed wearing a headdress of duckdown, skin and feathers, c. 1908. enormous numbers of migratory birds, putting decoys in the water or flushing the ducks out of their hiding places with dogs or civets. 3 Where Egyptians used throw sticks, ancient Eskimo and Amarind peoples hunted with bow and arrow and other cleverly devised tools to throw into flocks of duck. Bolas weapons – ivory weights attached by hide and braided sinew thongs, bound together at a bone handle with a bundle of bird quills and sedge – are known to have featured in the Birnirk culture of north-western Alaska.

3 Where Egyptians used throw sticks, ancient Eskimo and Amarind peoples hunted with bow and arrow and other cleverly devised tools to throw into flocks of duck. Bolas weapons – ivory weights attached by hide and braided sinew thongs, bound together at a bone handle with a bundle of bird quills and sedge – are known to have featured in the Birnirk culture of north-western Alaska. 4 Eskimos hunted widely with bolas: in the hunting season men and women wore them wound round their heads, to be thrown at a moment’s notice when hunting birds on land and, adapted with driftwood weights, for sea hunts.

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