One Animal Among Many: Gaia, Goats and Garlic

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Dundurn, 1991 - Humor - 128 pages
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One Animal Among Many: Gaia, Goats, and Garlic examines the real-life experiences of creatures great and small. Best known for his witty columns in Harrowsmith, David Waltner-Toews explores the interconnectedness of all life with insight and humour. The collection looks at everything from sheep farming to herbal remedies and rabies.
 

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Contents

Gaia
4
Rumen at the Top
46
Soup and the Art of Goat Selection
53
Making the Most of Those First Few Moments
60
The Case of the Singing Feet
67
Whats a Small Abattoir Good For?
76
The Herbal Bible
90
A Necessary Poison
101
The Distemper of Our Times
109
Skinny Legs Hot Genes
115
A Meditation
121
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Page 14 - A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
Page 6 - Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand: 19 the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.

About the author (1991)

David Waltner-Toews is best-known perhaps for his witty column in Harrowsmith, some of which appear here. He has worked on a wide range of health, environmental and international development issues, as well as research projects in zoonotic diseases and animal production. His first book with NC Press was One Animal Among Many. A Veterinary Epidemiologist, he teaches at the University of Guelph.

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