Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?

The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization

Author: Andrew Lawler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476729905

Category: History

Page: 336

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"Beginning in the jungles of Southeast Asia, trekking through the Middle East, traversing the Pacific, Lawler discovers the secrets behind the chicken's transformation from a shy, wild bird into an animal of astonishing versatility, capable of serving our species' changing needs. Across the ages, it has been an all-purpose medicine, sex symbol, gambling aid, inspiration for bravery, and of course, the star of the world's most famous joke. Only recently has it become humanity's most important single source of protein. Most surprisingly, the chicken--more than the horse, cow , or dog-- has been a remarkable constant in the sperad of civilization across the globe"--Page 4 of cover.
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Vegetables, and how to grow them

Author: Elizabeth WATTS (Editor of the “Poultry Chronicle.”.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Delphi Complete Works of Charles Darwin (Illustrated)

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 191063090X

Category: Science

Page: 9898

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One of the most influential scientists of world history, the naturalist Charles Darwin gained widespread fame and notoriety with the 1859 publication of ‘On the Origin of Species’. At first shocking his Victorian readers by suggesting that animals and humans shared a common ancestry, Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection became the foundation of modern evolutionary studies. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Darwin’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Darwin’s life and works * New introductions, specially written for this collection, by Professor Kenneth Richard Seddon, OBE (QUILL, The Queen’s University of Belfast) * ALL of Darwin’s published books, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the books * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original drawings and diagrams * Multiple editions for the same books, including three editions for the groundbreaking ‘On the Origin of Species’: first, second and definitive sixth edition * Includes Darwin’s letters and autobiographies - spend hours exploring the scientist’s personal correspondence * Special criticism section, with 11 essays evaluating Darwin’s contribution to science * Features Bettany’s seminal biography - discover Darwin’s life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Books INTRODUCTION TO ‘THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE’ THE JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL REEFS GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE VOLCANIC ISLANDS VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON SOUTH AMERICA A MONOGRAPH OF THE SUB-CLASS CIRRIPEDIA A MONOGRAPH OF THE FOSSIL LEPADIDAE ON THE TENDENCY OF SPECIES TO FORM VARIETIES; AND ON THE PERPETUATION OF VARIETIES AND SPECIES BY NATURAL MEANS OF SELECTION ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION ON THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH BRITISH AND FOREIGN ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS ON THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS THE VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS INSECTIVOROUS PLANTS THE EFFECTS OF CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES ERASMUS DARWIN THE POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS THE FORMATION OF VEGETABLE MOULD, THROUGH THE ACTION OF WORMS THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES Pamphlets, Essays and Other Short Pieces QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BREEDING OF ANIMALS GEOLOGY: A MANUAL OF SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY RECOLLECTIONS OF PROFESSOR HENSLOW, IN JENYNS, MEMOIR OF THE REV. JOHN STEVENS HENSLOW QUERIES ABOUT EXPRESSION REPORT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE PRACTICE OF SUBJECTING LIVE ANIMALS TO EXPERIMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF AN INFANT MIND IN WEISMANN, STUDIES IN THE THEORY OF DESCENT ESSAY ON INSTINCT INHERITANCE The Letters THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN MORE LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN The Autobiographies DARWIN: HIS LIFE TOLD IN AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL CHAPTER THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN The Criticism ON THE RECEPTION OF THE ‘ORIGIN OF SPECIES’ by Thomas Henry Huxley DARWIN ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES by Samuel Butler DARWIN AMONG THE MACHINES by Samuel Butler AN ESTIMATE OF DARWIN by Asa Gray DARWINISM IN THE THEORY OF SOCIAL EVOLUTION by Franklin H. Giddings GLIMPSES AT DARWIN’S WORKING LIFE by William H. Larrabee THE DARWIN CELEBRATION AT CAMBRIDGE by T. D. A. Cockerell SPENCER AND DARWIN by Grant Allen THE WORLD OF LIFE AS VISUALIZED AND INTERPRETED BY DARWINISM by Alfred Russel Wallace CANON WILBERFORCE ON DARWIN OBITUARY NOTICE OF CHARLES ROBERT DARWIN by John Hutton Balfour The Biography LIFE OF CHARLES DARWIN by G. T. Bettany Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
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Miscellaneous Publication

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

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When William Came

Author: Saki

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847200771

Category: Fiction

Page: 149

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
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The Poultry Item

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

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The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1869

Author: Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108054870

Category: History

Page: 728

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The 1869 Nautical Magazine reports the completion of the Suez Canal and the Pacific Railroad and a proposed Channel Tunnel.
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The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1864

Author: Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108054927

Category: History

Page: 716

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The 1861 Nautical Magazine focuses especially on Japan, but includes articles on British ports and statistics on lifeboats and wrecks.
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Poultry Industry

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

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The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1870

Author: Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108056482

Category: History

Page: 738

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The 1870 Nautical Magazine, the last volume edited by Rear-Admiral Becher, focuses on the Suez Canal, Australia and Canada.
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Notes on Old Poultry Books

Author: Reginald Crundall Punnett,Mrs. Ethel Comyns-Lewer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 40

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Fancy Fowl

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

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