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"The rapidly changing nature of animal production systems, especially increasing intensification and globalization, is playing out in complex ways around the world. Over the last century, livestock keeping evolved from a means of harnessing marginal resources to produce items for local consumption to a key component of global food crisis. Livestock in a Changing Landscape offers a comprehensive examination of these important and far-reaching trends. [...] Volume 1 examines the forces shaping change in livestock produciton and management; the resulting impacts on landscapes, land use, and social systems; and potential policy and management responses."