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The encyclopedia of historic and endangered livestock and poultry breeds

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001.
Series: Yale agrarian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost."--Jacket.
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Dohner, Janet Vorwald, 1951-
Encyclopedia of historic and endangered livestock and poultry breeds.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001005268
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Vorwald Dohner
ISBN: 9780300138139 030013813X
OCLC Number: 299585431
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 514 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abbreviations and Symbols""; ""1 Rare on the Farm""; ""2 Humans and Animals""; ""3 Goats""; ""4 Sheep""; ""5 Swine""; ""6 Cattle""; ""7 Equines""; ""8 Poultry""; ""9 Preserving a Future""; ""Appendix 1. Selected Organizations and Journals""; ""Appendix 2. Where to See Rare and Historical Breeds""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Series Title: Yale agrarian studies.
Other Titles: Historic and endangered livestock and poultry breeds
Responsibility: Janet Vorwald Dohner.

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This volume features information on the history, characteristics, qualities and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds and 53 poultry breeds. It covers where these breeds may be seen today and the  Read more...

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