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A natural history of domesticated mammals

Author: Juliet Clutton-Brock; Natural History Museum (London, England)
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press ; [London] : Natural History Museum, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Humans have manipulated and changed the ways of life of other mammals for thousands of years. This new edition of A Natural History of Domesticated Mammals explores the progress that has been made in understanding the origins of domestication and its spread, both biologically and culturally, across the world. The archaeological evidence for the earliest dating of domestication of each species is included,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Clutton-Brock; Natural History Museum (London, England)
ISBN: 0521632471 9780521632478 0521634954 9780521634953
OCLC Number: 39786571
Notes: "First published in paperback in 1987. Formerly published in hardback as Domesticated animals from early times"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 238 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The meat supply of hunter-gatherers --
The process of domestication --
Selective breeding and the definition of a breed --
Dogs --
The origins of domestic livestock : why bother to farm? --
Sheep and goats --
Cattle --
Pigs --
Horses --
Asses, mules, and hinnies --
Cats --
Elephants --
Camels and llamas --
Reindeer --
Asiatic cattle, excluding the zebu --
The rabbit and the ferret --
Rodents and carnivores exploited for food and fur --
The cheetah, aquatic mammals, deer, and bovids --
Conclusions : the geography of domestication --
Appendix 1. Nomenclature of the domestic mammals --
Appendix 2. Climatic sequences and archaeological divisions of the Quaternary Period.
Responsibility: Juliet Clutton-Brock.
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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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