The Poultry Book

Comprising the Breeding and Management of Profitable and Ornamental Poultry, Their Qualities and Characteristics; to which is Added "The Standard of Excellence in Exhibition Birds,"

Author: William Bernhard Tegetmeier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 390

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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: 1856-1857

Author: Charles Darwin,Frederick Burkhardt,Sydney Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521255868

Category: Evolution

Page: 673

View: 1901

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Bibliotheca historico-naturalis

oder Vierteljährliche systematisch geordnete übersicht der in Deutschland und dem Auslande auf dem Gebiete der Zoologie, Botanik und Mineralogie neu erschienenen Schriften und Aufsätze aus Zeitschriften

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

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Chickens

Their Natural and Unnatural Histories

Author: Janet Lembke

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510720154

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 1340

Framed by the author’s personal experience with backyard hens, Chickens: Their Natural and Unnatural Histories explores the history of the chicken from its descent from the dinosaurs to the space-age present. En route, Lembke surveys chickens in ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the nineteenth century, and modern times, including the role of chickens in Jewish and Muslim practices. She also investigates the birds’ contributions to science and their jaunty appearances in literature. Eggs receive a chapter of their own, as does chicken cuisine, comprising recipes from the Roman Empire to today’s favorites. Stories about chickens appear, too, often written by those who keep them, including the painter Grandma Moses, the man who holds Cleveland’s Farm Animal Permit No. 17, and Brenda, who had to give her young roosters a talking-to for behaving like sheep. Chickens have only recently come to a sorry pass in the Western world, where broilers and laying hens are factory-farmed. Lembke investigates the fate of such birds and explores the sustainable, humane alternatives to raising birds for meat and eggs. A celebration of the chicken in its every aspect, Chickens is sure to delight the chicken fancier, the backyard chicken keeper, and everyone concerned about where our food comes from and how we can treat animals more compassionately.
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Peacock

Author: Christine E. Jackson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894961

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 3539

Breathtakingly beautiful and exotic, the peacock inspires devotion among both artists and bird lovers. Its iridescent plumage, when fully displayed, is a delight to behold. The bird itself, as Christine E. Jackson notes in Peacock, appears to enjoy its audience, preening and strutting about within a few feet of humans. It is not surprising, then, that these vain birds and their distinctive feathers have been the prized possessions of kings for nearly three thousand years. Jackson here explores the peacock’s beauty—and its apparent attitude—through fairy tales, fables, and superstitions in both Eastern and Western cultures. Peacock takes stock of the bird as it appears within art, from the earliest mosaics to medieval illuminated manuscripts to modern graphics, with a special emphasis on the peacock’s symbolic value in the nineteenth-century arts and crafts and art nouveau movements. Jackson further details the peacock’s colorful presence in hats, clothing, and even sports equipment. A sweeping combination of social and natural history, Peacock is the first book to bring together all the shimmering, colorful facets of these magnificent birds.
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Bibliotheca zoologica

2

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 1194

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Bibliotheca zoologica [I]

Verzeichniss der schriften über zoologie, welche in den periodischen werken enthalten und vom jahre 1846-1860 selbständig erschienen sind. Mit einschluss der allgemein-naturgeschichtlichen, periodischen und paleontologischen schriften

Author: Julius Victor Carus,Wilhelm Engelmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Zoology

Page: N.A

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Genome Mapping and Genomics in Domestic Animals

Author: Noelle E. Cockett,Chittaranjan Kole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540738355

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 5891

Genomics research on animals has generated huge databases and several new concepts and strategies, which are used to elucidate origin, evolution and phylogeny of species. Genetic and physical maps of genomes give details on chromosomal location, function, expression and regulation of genes. The series Genome Mapping and Genomics in Animals provides comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on genomic research on selected animal systems contributed by leading scientists from around the world. This volume offers information on gene mapping and genomics research in domesticated and farmed animals including cattle, water buffalo, sheep, deer, poultry, turkeys, rabbits, dogs and pigs. While the genome maps for some species are very limited, full genome sequences are available for cattle, chickens and dogs. Genomic research contributes to the identification of genetic regions that control the functionality and well-being of animals. Several farmed species are also used as models for biomedical studies.
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Bulletin

Author: National Agricultural Library (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 6735

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Library Bulletin

Author: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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A Bibliography of Poultry

Author: Emma Beatrice Hawks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 64

View: 7545

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Bulletin

Author: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Bulletin

Author: United States. Department of Agriculture. Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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