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Domesticated animals from early times

Author: Juliet Clutton-Brock
Publisher: London : British Museum (Natural History) ; Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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Humans have manipulated and changed the way of life of other mammals for thousands of years and human societies have depended on these mammals for their survival. The biological and cultural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Clutton-Brock
ISBN: 0521346975 9780521346979 0565010506 9780565010508
OCLC Number: 15629131
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages 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.
Responsibility: Juliet Clutton-Brock.

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