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The Resource Llama, Helen Cowie

Llama, Helen Cowie

Label
Llama
Title
Llama
Statement of responsibility
Helen Cowie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Known for their woolly charm, sure-footed strength, and a propensity to spit at you if you bother them too much, llamas have had a rich and diverse history. Since their domestication high in the Andes, they have been farmed, smuggled, sacrificed, and sometimes kept around just to be petted. They have functioned at different times as luxury commodities, literary muses, and national symbols, and they have served by turns as beasts of burden, circus performers, and even golf caddies. Helen Cowie charts the fascinating history of llamas and their close relatives, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. Cowie illustrates how deeply the Incas venerated llamas and shows how the animals are still cherished in their native lands in Peru and Bolivia, remaining central to Andean culture. She also tells the story of attempts to introduce llamas and alpacas to Britain, the United States, and Australia, where they are used today for trekking, wool production, and even as therapy animals. Packed with llama drama and alpaca facts, this book will delight animal lovers, fans of natural history, and anyone who just can't resist these inimitable animals' off-the-charts cuteness factor"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
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Cowie, Helen
Dewey number
636.2966
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.U54
LC item number
C685 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Animal
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Llamas
  • Lama (Genus)
  • Vicugna (Genus)
  • Alpaca
  • Guanaco
  • Vicuña
  • Camelidae
  • Llamas
  • Camelidae
  • Llamas
  • Camelidae in art
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animals and civilization
  • Illustrated books
Label
Llama, Helen Cowie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223125713561
  • 31223125713553
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Alpacas unpacked -- Sustenance and sacrifice -- Peruvian sheep -- Enlightened llamas -- From the Andes to the outback -- A very modern llama -- Timeline
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781780237381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)956623784
Label
Llama, Helen Cowie
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223125713561
  • 31223125713553
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Alpacas unpacked -- Sustenance and sacrifice -- Peruvian sheep -- Enlightened llamas -- From the Andes to the outback -- A very modern llama -- Timeline
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781780237381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)956623784

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