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A natural history of domesticated animals

Author: Juliet Clutton-Brock; British Museum (Natural History)
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highly illustrated introduction to the biological and cultural processes of the domestication of mammals.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clutton-Brock, Juliet.
Natural history of domesticated animals.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)808864611
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Clutton-Brock; British Museum (Natural History)
ISBN: 0521346975 9780521346979 0565010506 9780565010508
OCLC Number: 16085849
Notes: Originally published: London : Heinemann, 1981.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color), maps 25 cm pbk
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The meat supply of hunter-gatherers; Section I. Animal Partners: 2. The process of domestication; 3. Selective breeding and the definition of a breed; 4. Dogs; 5. The origins of domestic livestock - why bother to farm?; 6. Sheep and goats; 7. Cattle; 8. Pigs; 9. Horses; 10. Asses, mules and hinnies; Section II. Exploited Captives: 11. Cats; 12. Elephants; 13. Camels and llamas; 14. Reindeer; 15. Asiatic cattle, excluding the zebu; Section III. Small Mammals: 16. The rabbit and the ferret; 17. Rodents and carnivores exploited for food and fur; Section IV. Experimental Domestication and Ranching, Past and Present: 18. The cheetah, aquatic mammals, deer and bovids; Conclusions - The geography of domestication; Appendix I. Nomenclature of the domestic mammals; Appendix II. Climatic sequences and archaeological divisions of the Quaternary period; References and further reading; Index.
Other Titles: Domesticated animals from early times
Responsibility: Juliet Clutton-Brock.

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'... an excellent, thorough treatment of the history of domestication.' New Scientist '... an up-to-date, well-written and superbly illustrated survey of domestication and the early history of Read more...

 
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