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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Juliet Clutton-Brock; British Museum (Natural History)
|ISBN:||0565010506 9780565010508 0521346975 9780521346979|
|Notes:||Livestock, . to 1980 (BNB/PRECIS).
Originally published as: Domesticated animals from early times. London : Heinemann, 1981.
|Description:||208 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm|
|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 mammals.
Domesticated animals from early times.
Domesticated animals from early times
'... 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