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A natural history of domesticated mammals

Author: Juliet Clutton-Brock
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Clutton-Brock
ISBN: 0521632471 9780521632478 0521634954 9780521634953
OCLC Number: 451073865
Description: 238 str. : ilustr. ; 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.
Responsibility: Juliet Clutton-Brock.

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