The Chicken Book / Edition 1

The Chicken Book / Edition 1

by Charles Daniel, Page Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 082032213X

ISBN-13: 9780820322131

Pub. Date: 04/27/2000

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Liberating today's chicken from cartoons, fast food, and other demeaning associations, The Chicken Book at once celebrates and explains this noble fowl. As it traces the rise and fall of Gallus domesticus from the jungles of ancient India to the assembly-line hatcheries sprawled across modern America, this original, frequently astounding book passes

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Liberating today's chicken from cartoons, fast food, and other demeaning associations, The Chicken Book at once celebrates and explains this noble fowl. As it traces the rise and fall of Gallus domesticus from the jungles of ancient India to the assembly-line hatcheries sprawled across modern America, this original, frequently astounding book passes along a trove of knowledge and lore about everything from the chicken's biology and behavior to its place in legend and mythology. The book includes lively discussions of the chicken's role in literature and history, the cruel attractions of cockfighting, the medicinal uses of eggs and chicken parts, the details of the egg-laying process, the basics of the backyard coop, recipes, and much more. Entertaining and insightful, The Chicken Book will change the way we regard this too often underappreciated animal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820322131
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
04/27/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
778,331
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction3
1The Origin(s) of the Chicken9
2The Global Chicken27
3Aldrovandi41
4The Cock51
5Cockfighting69
6Cockfighting Continued98
7The Chicken Apothecary125
8The "Folk" Chicken135
9The Hen and Her Egg159
10The Egg and the Chick189
11The Century of the Chicken204
12The Decline of the Chicken232
13The Industrialization of the Chicken250
14The Fall of the Chicken (and Almost Everything Else)264
15On Keeping Chickens303
16The Culinary Chicken (and Egg)343
Bibliography373
Index375

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