Domestication

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - Science - 199 pages
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We share the earth with a wide variety of animal species, each of which brings something special to the diversity of the planet. By knowing more about how animals behave and live, we gain a greater understanding of how life evolved and the importance of biodiversity. "Domestication" investigates the animal behavioral trait with which we are most familiar -- how various species of animals have, over the last few millenia, become useful members of human societies. Each chapter examines a particular type of domestication, and includes accounts of of exemplary species that examines their biology, their domestication history, the results of domestication on their shape, size, color and physiology, and their comparative behavior - before and after domestication. "Domestication" is highly illustrated with both color and black and white illustrations.

  

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How can you talk of breeds of several centuries, then mention the Ixworth fowl ? (1937 ish)
A bit sloppy !!
richard Grant 0116 2884227 

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Contents

Changing Nature
1
Fish
21
Amphibians
37
Reptiles
49
Photo Essay
74
Birds
75
Mammals
103
Conservation by Domestication
143
Free Again
165
Glossary
187
Bibliography
193
Index
195
About the Author
201
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About the author (2007)

CLIVE ROOTS has been a zoo director for many years. He has travelled the world collecting live animals for zoo conservation programs. Roots has acted as a masterplanning and design consultant for numerous zoological garden and related projects around the world, and has written many books on zoos and natural history subjects.

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