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Bred for perfection : shorthorn cattle, collies, and Arabian horses since 1800

Author: Margaret Elsinor Derry
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
Series: Animals, history, culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bred for Perfection provides the historical context in which this system arose, adding to our understanding of how domestication works and how our welfare-since the dawn of time-has been intertwined  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Elsinor Derry
ISBN: 0801873444 9780801873447
OCLC Number: 936516942
Description: xvi, 198 s. : illustrations.
Contents: Contents:1. Developing a Modern Method of Purebred Breeding2. Shorthorns and Animal Improvement3. Producing Beautiful Dogs4. Patterns in Collie Breeding and Culture5. A World Market for Arabians Takes Shape6. The Arabian Horse Registry of America: Preserving Purity
Series Title: Animals, history, culture.
Responsibility: Margaret E. Derry.

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In this engaging and carefully researched book... Derry admirably exposes the foibles and eccentricities of pedigree breeders and discusses the many factors motivating their activities... It is a Read more...

 
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