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The Breathless Zoo
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: Rachel Poliquin
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Penn State Press

"A cultural and poetic analysis of the art and science of taxidermy, from sixteenth-century cabinets of wonders to contemporary animal art"--Provided by publisher.
City Creatures
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Gavin Van Horn, Dave Aftandilian
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-03 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

We usually think of cities as the domain of humans—but we are just one of thousands of species that call the urban landscape home. Chicago residents knowingly move among familiar creatures like squirrels, pigeons, and dogs, but might be surprised to learn about all the leafhoppers and water bears, black-crowned
Gender and Environment in Science Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Bridgitte Barclay, Christy Tidwell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-23 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This book examines the often-complex relationships between issues of gender and the environment in science fiction films and fiction. Its contributors discuss a range of texts: early apocalyptic science fiction, campy midcentury science fiction films, Silver Age superhero comics, and twenty-first-century science fiction films and literature.
The Zoo and Screen Media
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Michael Lawrence, Karen Lury
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-24 - Publisher: Springer

This book is the first critical anthology to examine the controversial history of the zoo by focusing on its close relationship with screen media histories and technologies. Individual chapters address the representation of zoological spaces in classical and contemporary Hollywood cinema, documentary and animation, amateur and avant-garde film, popular television
Ecocollapse Fiction and Cultures of Human Extinction
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Sarah E. McFarland
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-28 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This work analyzes 21st-century realistic speculations of human extinction: fictions that imagine future worlds without interventions of as-yet uninvented technology, interplanetary travel, or other science fiction elements that provide hope for rescue or long-term survival. Climate change fiction as a genre of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic writing usually resists facing the