Ostrich n many senses the ostrich looms large the tallest and heaviest of any living bird a fully grown North African ostrich can reach metres feet in height and weigh almost kgs pounds It als
n many senses the ostrich looms large the tallest and heaviest of any living bird, a fully grown North African ostrich can reach 2.75 metres 9 feet in height and weigh almost 160 kgs 350 pounds It also lays the largest egg of any living bird From its eggs to its meat, skin and feathers, the ostrich has been exploited by humans since history began The demand for itn many senses the ostrich looms large the tallest and heaviest of any living bird, a fully grown North African ostrich can reach 2.75 metres 9 feet in height and weigh almost 160 kgs 350 pounds It also lays the largest egg of any living bird From its eggs to its meat, skin and feathers, the ostrich has been exploited by humans since history began The demand for its feathers was so great in Victorian times that vast fortunes were made from ostrich farming, particularly in South Africa and the United States Following the First World War fashions changed, fortunes were lost and new uses for the now domesticated ostrich had to be found Nowadays, the modern ostrich farmer not only produces plumes and leather for the luxury market but also meat for the supermarket In addition to its sheer physical presence, the ostrich has long been an object of curiosity and fascination, becoming a byword for passivity while being feared for its aggression It has featured in art, literature, lm and popular culture, been represented in cave paintings, ancient medieval manuscripts and the Bayeux Tapestry, shown in advertising and drawn as a cartoon character in many modern films Edgar Williams has provided a singular, comprehensive insight into this extraordinary, outlandish bird, chronicling its behaviour, history and habitat as well as its effect on our culture Featuring many striking illustrations drawn from nature and culture, Ostrich will appeal to all those interested in birds and the natural world, as well as anyone who follows fashion, art or ancient history.Edgar Williams is Reader in Physiology at the University of Glamorgan, Wales He is author of Giraffe Reaktion, 2011.
Ostrich The ostriches are a family, Struthionidae, of flightless birds.Ostriches first appeared during the Miocene epoch, though various Paleocene, Eocene and Oligocene fossils may also belong to the family Ostriches are classified in the ratite group of birds, all extant species of which are flightless, including the kiwis, emus, and rheas.Traditionally the order Struthioniformes contained all the Safari Ostrich Farm Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn, South Africa Safari Ostrich Farm is a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, Garden Route, South Africa Established in as a tourist activity It remains a must see attraction OSTRICH ostrich ostrich Home Ostrich Inn, Welcome to the Ostrich, Colnbrook Dating from , the Ostrich near Heathrow, combines everything that you would expect of an historic coaching inn Ostrich Farm Ostrich Farm is an intimate, seat restaurant in Echo Park, run by husband and wife Jaime Turrey and Brooke Fruchtman Much of the restaurant s classic American heritage fare is cooked over a wood fire grill and is locally sourced whenever possible, including some produce from the restaurant s own Ostrich Ladies Comfort Lounge Fulfillment by FBA is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in s fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch and Petting Zoo Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Southern Arizona s Premier Outdoor Family Fun You might have seen us on any number of TV shows such as Larry the Cable Guy Only in America , Extreme Roadside Attractions , Chef vs City , Amazing Animals , Arizona Highways , and many but there is no substitute for experiencing it up close and personal. Blue Ostrich Winery Vineyard Blue Ostrich Guest House This charming bedroom country home with a wrap around covered porch, is located across the highway from Blue Ostrich Winery Vineyard, easy walking distance from our tasting room and the wine deck Ostrich Feather Boas, Peacock Feathers, Feather Boas Ostrich Feather Manufacturing Company offers a large range of feather products Ostrich Feather, Feather Boas, Peacock Feathers, Ostrich Feathers, Ostrich Boas, Feather Fringe, Ostrich Fringe, Coque Feathers, Marabou Feathers, Feather Fans, Feather Mounts. Ostrich Wing Awning Don t be fooled by imitations The original Ostrich Wing Awning provides degrees of shade in seconds Made from the highest quality Rip stop canvas , it is self supporting and only needs deployment of poles in a severe wind.
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Title: Ostrich ¦ Edgar Williams