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Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins: First Encounters with the Exotic by Claire Cock-Starkey

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Can you remember seeing a giraffe for the first time? Tasting a pineapple? Touching a cactus? Probably not, because in these modern times everyone is very knowing – knowledge is at our fingertips and it can sometimes feel as if there is nothing new to discover. The awe and excitement from that moment has been lost because these objects and experiences have become ordinary to us. But if we travel back in time a few hundred years, before the age of globalisation, people were encountering new foods, animals, plants, peoples and cultures for the first time as overseas trade routes opened up. This work reflects the wonderment and curiosity of these new experiences.

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Weight 590 g
Dimensions 210 × 149 × 25 mm
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Hardback

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