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Scorpion Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Reaktion Books Pages: 208 Illustrations and other contents: 55 illustrations, 50 in colour Language: English ISBN: 9781780235929 Categories: , , ,

From the dawn of civilization scorpions have captured the human imagination. Yet the scorpion is a misunderstood animal with a bad reputation that overshadows its many exceptional qualities. Older than dinosaurs, these small arthropods have survived for hundreds of millions of years with very few changes to their form, populating every continent – with the exception of Antarctica. Although humans and scorpions have coexisted for thousands of years, the image of the scorpion retains a sense of danger and mystery. This book explores the diverse cultural symbolism of scorpions, from prehistoric times until today.

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Author Biography

Louise M. Pryke is a Research Associate at the University of Sydney, Australia.