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University of Georgia Press

Chicken Book

Chicken Book

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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.

Author: Page Smith
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Published: 04/27/2000
Pages: 392
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.19lbs
Size: 9.06h x 6.07w x 1.04d
ISBN: 9780820322131

About the Author
Page Smith (Author)
PAGE SMITH (1917-1995) was a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Charles Daniel (Author)
CHARLES DANIEL is an emeritus research professor of biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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