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The Whole Hog

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The Whole Hog by Lyall Watson
Hardcover $24.95

Oct 17, 2004 | 256 Pages

  • Hardcover $24.95

    Oct 17, 2004 | 256 Pages

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“Naturalist Watson offers a worthy successor to 2002’s well-received Elephantoms with an entertaining and highly informative survey of the humble pig that blends scientific fact with personal insight. Watson investigates several distinct pig types, including bushpigs, wild boars, forest hogs and peccaries (“Honorary Pigs”), and offers anecdotes about his childhood pet warthog. . . . Anthropology, biology, geography, psychology are all here in a clearly written, amiable text peppered with trivia tidbits (Josephine Baker used perfumed dancing pigs in her stage act) and lots of pictures. Even those who read but a handful of pages will find their opinion of pigs much rosier.”—Publishers Weekly

“Enlivening the text with stories from his own encounters with pigs, Watson adds a personal touch that makes all the facts read like fiction, with period illustrations, photographs, and drawings adding further charm. The extensive notes and bibliography complete what will become the sine qua non of books on swine.”—Booklist

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