Fondly remembered as the centerpiece of family Thanksgiving reunions, the turkey is a cultural symbol as well as a multi-billion dollar industry. As a bird, dinner, commodity, and national icon, the turkey has become as American as the bald eagle (with which it actually competed for supremacy on national insignias). Food historian Andrew F. Smith's sweeping and multifaceted history of Meleagris gallopavo separates fact from fiction, serving as both a solid historical reference and a fascinating general read. With his characteristic wit and insatiable curiosity, Smith presents the turkey in ten courses, beginning with the bird itself (actually several different species of turkey) flying through the wild. The Turkey subsequently includes discussions of practically every aspect of the iconic bird, including the wild turkey in early America, how it came to be called "turkey," domestication, turkey mating habits, expansion into Europe, stuffing, conditions in modern industrial turkey factories, its surprising commercial history of boom and bust, and its eventual ascension to holiday mainstay. The second half of the book collects an amazing array of over one hundred historical and modern turkey recipes from across America and Europe. Historians will enjoy a look back at the varied appetites of their ancestors, and seasoned cooks will have an opportunity to reintroduce a familiar food in forgotten ways.
An American Story
Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
a practical guide to the history, breeding, rearing, feeding, fattening, and general management of fowls and pigeons
Author: John Lawrence,L. A. Meall,F. R. Horner,Joseph Marlin Kronheim,C. J. Winter
Author: Edmund Saul Dixon
Author: Edmund Saul Dixon
The story of the chicken traces the interactions of cultures around the globe. From Southeast Asia 8,000 years ago, chickens spread to ancient China and Japan, the Middle East, Europe during the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and, from there, the world. Today, chickens fuel our poultry meat and egg industry. They also inspire the time-honored tradition of poultry exhibition and, increasingly, can be found in the backyards of folks who yearn for a simpler time. The Field Guide to Chickens provides a wealth of information on the sixty-one chicken breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association. From utilitarian egg layers to exotic show birds, from tiny bantams to large fowl, Pam Percy enlightens readers on the wonderful world of poultry. Essential for tyro fowl fans as well as longtime chicken breeders, this handy pocket-sized field guide includes a glossary, resources, and chapters describing the chicken's history, behavior, eggs and chicks, and ""everything but the cluck."" Indispensable and easy-to-use, this guide gives readers an ""egg up"" on the wonderful world of chickens.
Author: Pam Percy
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Category: Technology & Engineering
Written in 1867, this classic reprinting of W.B. Tegetmeier's famous work "The Poultry Book," contains nearly 400 pages of information on chickens, bantams, ducks, geese, turkeys, peafowl and other types of poultry and long considered one of the most authorative books on the subject of utilitarian and ornamental poultry. Chapters include The Poultry House and Yard, Feeding and Comparitive Value of Food, The Sitting Hen, Structure and Development of the Egg, The Management of Chickens, Cochins, Brahmas, Malays, The Dorking Fowl, The Spanish Fowl, Game Fowl, Hamburghs, Polish Fowl, The Sultan Fowl, French Breeds, The Silk Fowl, The Frizzled Fowl, Rumpless Fowl, Dumpies, Redcaps, Barndoor Fowls, Domestic Fowls of India, Bantams, The Jungle Fowls, The Turkey, The Pea-Hen, The Guinea Fowl, Ducks, Geese and more. Also included is an Appendix with the original standards of perfection for many poultry breed. Lavishly illustrated with thee original rare colored plates and black and white engravings that graced the original edition. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
The Breeding and Management of Profitable and Ornamental Poultry
Author: W. B. Tegetmeier
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates' last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using it. Hailed as a messenger of the gods, powerful sex symbol, gambling aid, all-purpose medicine and handy research tool, the humble chicken has been also cast as the epitome of evil, and the star of the world's most famous joke. Beginning with the recent discovery, that the chicken's unlikely ancestor is the T. Rex, How the Chicken Crossed the World tracks the chicken from its original domestication in the jungles of Southeast Asia some 10,000 years ago to today's Western societies, where it became the most engineered of animals, to the uncertain future of what is now humanity's single most important source of protein. In a masterful combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, Lawler reframes the way we feel and think about all domesticated animals and even nature itself.
The Story of the Bird that Powers Civilisation
Author: Andrew Lawler
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
Publisher: KKR Publishing
Das persische Versepos des Dichterfürsten Farud Du-Din Attar aus dem 12. Jahrhundert erzählt eine poetische und religionsphilosophische Geschichte: Unter dem Vorsitz des Wiedehopfs - der auch im Koran und in Goethes "Westöstlichem Divan" vorkommt - entschließt sich die Versammlung der Vögel, ihren legendären König, den Wundervogel Simurgh, im Qaf-Gebirge aufzusuchen. Auf der beschwerlichen Reise durch das Tal der Suche, der Liebe, der Erkenntnis, der Unabhängigkeit, der Einheit, des Erstaunens und des Todes - alle sieben Stadien des Sufi-Einweihungspfades -, mit vielen Gesprächen und eingestreuten religiösen, subtilen und kuriosen Geschichten, Märchen, Anekdoten, Gleichnissen, in denen Dschinne, Derwische, Scheiche, aber auch Jesus und Sokrates vorkommen, gehen Tausende von ihnen zugrunde. Doch für die Überlebenden hat sich die Mühe gelohnt: Sie erreichen die höchste Stufe der Vollkommenheit und erkennen sich selbst. "Gläubige und Ungläubige sind gleichermaßen in Blut getauchtund haben sich verirrt. Mir schwindelt. Ich bin nicht ohneHoffnung, aber voller Ungeduld."
Author: Farid ud-Din Attar
Archäozoologie - Handbuch/übergreifende Darstellung.
Die Geschichte einer jahrtausendealten Beziehung.
Author: Norbert Benecke
Category: Domestic animals
Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is a practical resource offering guidance on developing diagnostic and treatment plans for individual companion poultry or small flocks. Organized by body system to aid in developing a differential diagnosis list for common presenting signs, the book provides all the information clinicians need to effectively treat backyard poultry. Written by experts from both the commercial poultry field and the companion avian field, the book provides thorough coverage of both common and less common diseases of backyard chickens, ducks, and other poultry. The book begins with introductory chapters covering general information, an overview of US laws, and basic husbandry concerns, then moves into specific disease chapters organized by system. The book takes an individual medicine perspective throughout, with photographs, radiographs, and histopathological photomicrographs to illustrate principles and diseases. Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is an invaluable guide to diseases and treatments for any practitioners treating backyard poultry.
A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners
Author: Cheryl B. Greenacre,Teresa Y. Morishita
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Johann Maier
Category: New Jerusalem scroll
Author: Norbert Benecke
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG