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Dreambirds: the Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, and Fortune

by Nixon, Rob

  • ISBN: 9780312270124
  • ISBN10: 0312270127

Dreambirds: the Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, and Fortune

by Nixon, Rob

  • List Price: $13.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish date: 03/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780312270124
  • ISBN10: 0312270127
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Description: The ostrich is one of nature's misfits: a gigantic bird that can neither fly nor sing. But the fin-desiecle fetish for feathers made ostrich plumes more precious than gold. Rob Nixon grew up near the South African desert where ostriches first boomed, and had an early passion for the outsize bird. Later, his rejection of apartheid led him to immigrate to the United States, where he encountered a new wave of ostrich mania: American ranchers were trying to convert the gawky bird into a low-cal cuisine. Part memoir, part travelogue, Dreambirds is a natural history, of a fantasy and a beautifully crafted, candid revelation of a man's soul.
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