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Extraordinary Pigsby Stephen Green Armytage
Synopses & Reviews
From the author of Extraordinary Chickens comes the latest extraordinary animal--the pig. One of the most intelligent animals on earth, the pig is a fascinating creature with an abundance of personality. Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage captures these lively and energetic animals as they play and forage on the farm, prance around in the show ring, or strut across a studio backdrop.
Extraordinary Pigs displays an enormous variety of swine, 38 in total, including tiny Kunekunes, wrinkled Meishans, spotted Gloucester Old Spots, curly-coated Mangalitzas, wild boars, and some miniatures, which are highly prized as pets. Breeds from around the world are featured here--from the United States, England, Wales, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, New Zealand, China, Vietnam, Africa, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Book News Annotation:
This colorful picture book features artistic photographs of numerous breeds of pig from around the world. The work includes livestock, domesticated and wild breeds including Vietnamese pot bellied pigs, Yorkshires, Mangalitzas and tapirs with short anecdotes about pigs and pig raising interspersed throughout the plates. A section of notes on breeds and species is also provided. Green-Armytage is the author of Extraordinary Chickens, and a professional photographer. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Stephen Green-Armytage is the author of Abrams' Extraordinary series of books on chickens, pheasants, and pigeons, and his photographs have appeared in such magazines as Sports Illustrated, LIFE, Fortune, and Smithsonian. His chicken photographs are the subject of a popular series of calendars.
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