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The Magnificent Chicken

The Magnificent Chicken

Portraits of the Fairest Fowl

Photographs by Tamara Staples, Introduction by Ira Glass


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With backyard chicken keeping and urban farming at an all-time high, the proudest of purebred poultry take center stage once again in this fully revised and expanded edition of the classic The Fairest Fowl, now retitled The Magnificent Chicken. Updated in hardcover with even more chickens and an enlarged resource section, this celebration of the wonder, peculiarity, and magnificence of championship chickens showcases more than 40 astonishing breeds in glamorous photos—many brand new—and informative text, while an introduction by Ira Glass explores the finer points of poultry shows and chicken portraiture.

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Size: 8 x 8 3/4 in;
Pages: 132 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: February 2013
ISBN: 9781452113449
ISBN10: 1452113440
Tamara Staples has been photographing championship chickens since 1998. She lives in New York City.
Ira Glass is the host of the award-winning public radio program This American Life. He lives in Chicago.

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