The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds

The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds

by Janet Vorwald Dohner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300088809

ISBN-13: 9780300088809

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost.…  See more details below

Overview

The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300088809
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Yale Agrarian Studies Series
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.45(w) x 11.32(h) x 1.29(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Symbols
1Rare on the Farm2
2Humans and Animals8
3Goats20
4Sheep64
5Swine160
6Cattle200
7Equines294
8Poultry402
9Preserving a Future476
App. 1: Selected Organizations and Journals487
App. 2: Where to See Rare and Historical Breeds490
Bibliography493
Index497

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